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Wednesday, September 2 • 11:00 - 13:00
Corruption-free development? Ensuring a Transparent Monitoring Framework post-2015

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were put forward in 2000 by world leaders as a comprehensive set of development commitments to be met in 15 years. Yet no clear transparent and accountable monitoring system was established either globally or nationally. As we are one year away from the 2015 timeline, many goals are off-track. Corruption has been pointed to as one of the key factors undermining progress and raising the costs of meeting targets globally and at the country level.

Corruption has taken different forms and been well-documented for how it creates an obstacle to development: explicit (overcharging on procurements, the theft of state resources, etc.), implicit (bribes demanded to go to school or receive medical treatment, fee charges for legally free services, etc.) and hidden (sexual exploitation by teachers of students, high rates of civil servant absenteeism, etc.).

Yet the current monitoring of MDG progress looks at indicators based on outputs and not process indicators, which would help to identify such breakdowns. Moreover, monitoring does not happen in real time, making it hard to identify problems when they first arise. Nor are there clear consequences for when governments miss a target or incentives for when they reach one.

As the world looks beyond 2015, it is essential to learn from these experiences and develop a monitoring system that is open and allows for accountability on actions. It needs to leverage technological innovations in recent years that allow for real time, disaggregated data collection and analysis. In this way, corruption can be flagged when it arises, impunity stopped, and its negative impact on development outcomes mitigated." "The session aims to make the link that for corruption-free development to be a reality, efforts are needed to better monitor the inputs, processes and outputs in order to identify risks and problems at early stage.

The session will specifically:

  1. Identify current strengths/weaknesses of the accountability and monitoring framework for the MDGs

  2. Discuss data innovations that could improve the quality and availability of information and monitoring of progress.

  3. Draw on best practices for effective, open and accountable monitoring systems.

  4. Discuss potential models for a monitoring system for new post-2015 commitments


Phil Matsheza

UNDP Regional Cluster Leader, Governance and Peace Building, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub
Phil Matsheza is the Regional Cluster Leader for Governance and Peacebuilding in UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, based in Bangkok, Thailand.  He was previously the Governance Practice Team Leader at the Bangkok Regional Hub, and formerly the Global Policy Advisor... Read More →

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Angela Bruce-Raeburn

Advisor, Effective Aid Partnerships, Oxfam America
Developing and cultivating effective partnerships in global South. Partnerships are not extractive but should build the capacity of the partner in their own environment.

Prof. Jinwook Choi

Professor, Korea University, the Republic of Korea
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Patrick Keuleers

Director/Chief of Profession, Governance and Peacebuilding, UNDP
Mr. Patrick Keuleers is currently the Director of Governance and Peacebuilding, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support of UNDP.  Mr. Keuleers brings over 30 years of experience in the field of governance and peacebuilding with assignments in UNDP headquarters, in Central and West... Read More →
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Salome Steib

Senior Policy Advisor Anti-Corruption and Asset, Swiss Agency For Development And Cooperation, Sdc
Salome is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Switzerland. She is responsible for SDC’s global program for anti-corruption and asset recovery. Currently, she is mostly involved in issues of asset recovery, specifically on Switzerland's... Read More →
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Cobus De Swardt

Managing Director, TI-S
Cobus joined Transparency International in 2004 and was appointed Managing Director in 2007. His experience spans the fields of globalisation, development policy, international relations and business management. Cobus has taught and worked at universities, multinational corporations... Read More →

Daniel Mark Woods

Director of Law and Justice, Department Of Foreign Affairs And Trade

Session Coordinators
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Aida Arutyunova

Programme Manager of Global Anti-Corruption Initiative (ACPIS), UNDP ACPIS

Wednesday September 2, 2015 11:00 - 13:00 GMT+08
Hall 9

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