corruption

The World Bank (1997) defines corruption as the "use of public office for private gain". The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ( OECD) considers corruption as "the abuse of a public or private office for personal gain" and the non-governmental organization (NGO) Transparency International (TI) defines it as "the abuse of entrusted power for private gain". The reference to "private office" and "entrusted power", as opposed to just "public office" or "public power", represent important advances because they cover types of corruption that do not exclusively involve politicians, bureaucrats or public power. In contrast, UNCAC does not define corruption as such. It rather defines specific acts of corruption, such as bribery in the public and private sectors, embezzlement in the public and private sectors, trading in influence, abuse of functions, illicit enrichment, money-laundering, concealment, obstruction of justice, and urges States parties to criminalize these acts in their jurisdictions.

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We've gathered some of the top experts in the field to discuss this topic. With years of experience between them, they're well-equipped to offer invaluable insights and perspectives.

Anna Alvazzi del Frate

Anna Alvazzi del Frate

Tuesday Reitano

Tuesday Reitano

Deputy Director, The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Abdelkader Abderrahmane

Abdelkader Abderrahmane

Institute for Security Studies

Anesa Agovic

Anesa Agovic

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Kristina Amerhauser

Kristina Amerhauser

GI-TOC

Dewi Anggraeni

Dewi Anggraeni

Indonesia Corruption Watch

Prof Robert Barrington

Prof Robert Barrington

Professor of Anti-Corruption Practice, Centre for the Study of Corruption, University of Sussex

Billy Batware

Billy Batware

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Mirjam Beike

Mirjam Beike

Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd

Dajana Berisha

Dajana Berisha

Forum for Civic Initiatives - Kosovo, Non-Governmental Organization

Deborah Bonello

Deborah Bonello

Elaine Carey

Elaine Carey

Mohamed Daghar

Mohamed Daghar

Institute for Security Studies

Prof Liz David-Barrett

Prof Liz David-Barrett

Head of the Global Programme on Measuring Corruption, International Anti-Corruption Academy

Bojan Dobovsek

Bojan Dobovsek

FCJS, University of Maribor

King Carl Tornam Duho, ACMA CGMA CA

King Carl Tornam Duho, ACMA CGMA CA

Technical Advisor & Economic Consultant, Dataking Research Lab, Dataking Consulting

Anders Frantzen

Anders Frantzen

UNODC

Metodi Hadij Janev

Metodi Hadij Janev

Tristram Hicks

Tristram Hicks

Independant Consultant

Prof Dan Hough

Prof Dan Hough

Professor of Politics, University of Sussex

Andi Hoxhaj

Andi Hoxhaj

Dardan Kocani

Dardan Kocani

Field Coordinator for Kosovo, GITOC

Dr Derica Lambrechts

Dr Derica Lambrechts

Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University

Farai Maguwu

Farai Maguwu

Founding Director, Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG)

Anna Markovska

Anna Markovska

Anglia Ruskin University, Anglia Ruskin University

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Talks

Organized corruption: Manifestations, impact and remedies

01 December 2021, 05:30 PM
Ugljesa (Ugi) Zvekic Eldan Mujanovic Bojan Dobovsek Suncana Roksandic

Organized crime and corruption

01 December 2021, 10:00 PM
Elizabeth SAENZ Tuesday Reitano Fernando Zarabozo Ian Tennant

Strengthening resilience in the Western Balkans: Challenges and opportunities for civil society

02 December 2021, 10:00 AM
Metodi Hadij Janev Ivana Vujovic Dajana Berisha Kristina Amerhauser

Organized crime in Africa

02 December 2021, 11:30 AM
Abdelkader Abderrahmane Derica Lambrechts Stephen Musau King Carl Tornam Duho, ACMA CGMA CA Mohamed Daghar Erzuah Nvidah

Civil society engagement against transnational organized crime: An overview

02 December 2021, 01:00 PM
Mirjam Beike Farai Maguwu Anders Frantzen Billy Batware Anna Alvazzi del Frate

Understanding corruption: How corruption works in practice

13 October 2022, 01:00 PM
Liz David-Barrett Robert Barrington Samuel Power Dan Hough

Political corruption and organised crime in the WB6

13 October 2022, 02:30 PM
Suncana Roksandic Bojan Dobovsek Ugljesa (Ugi) Zvekic Andi Hoxhaj Raluca-Ioana Mocanu Fabian Zhilla

Illicit financial flows in the WB6 - new trends and dynamics

18 October 2023, 01:00 PM
Anesa Agovic Dardan Kocani Vanja Petrovic Ivica Simonovski

Narcas, The Secret Rise of Women in Latin America's Cartels + The War on Dirty Money

18 October 2023, 01:00 PM
Elaine Carey Tristram Hicks Mariola Marzouk Deborah Bonello

Open Data for Anti-Corruption: Case Studies from Around the World

19 October 2023, 02:30 AM
Torplus Yomnak Khairil Yusof Thanisara GG Ruangdej Dewi Anggraeni

Corruption and organized crime

19 October 2023, 07:00 AM
Iryna Soldatenko Francesca Rispoli Oleksii Serdiuk Anna Markovska Alastair Nelson

Organized Corruption: Political Financing in the Western Balkans

19 October 2023, 08:30 AM
Mentor Vrajolli Ioannis Vlassis Ugljesa (Ugi) Zvekic Eldan Mujanovic Fabian Zhilla Dimitris Ziouvas