Anti-Corruption Forum

The Anti-Corruption Forum seeks to enhance public awareness of the challenges of corruption by convening events with expert speakers and panelists, and with audiences drawn from civil society, government, business, and academia. The Forum’s focus is on strengthening awareness and understanding of today’s most pressing U.S. and international corruption issues.

The Latest from PTF’s Anti-Corruption Forum: “World Bank Investigation & Prevention: Global Systemic Impact”


Pascale Hélène Dubois, Vice President, Integrity, World Bank Group

Kathrin Frauscher, Deputy and Program Director, Open Contracting Partnership

Hasan Tuluy, Board Director, Partnership for Transparency and former Vice President, World Bank


Charles Kenny, Director of Technology and Development and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

The World Bank Group committed nearly $60 billion for development projects and programs in fiscal year 2017.  As the largest individual source for development finance in the world, the Bank frequently sets standards and adopts practices that spread both to other multilateral institutions as well as governments worldwide.

In 2017, the Integrity Vice Presidency (INT), an independent office within the World Bank Group that investigates and pursues sanctions related to allegations of fraud and corruption in World Bank Group-financed projects, opened 51 investigations and issued 52 reports covering 68 Bank Group projects, while also providing preventative services and undertaking internal investigations. Through its Integrity Compliance Office, INT plays a preventive role by actively engaging sanctioned entities in pursuing rehabilitative measures, such as the implementation of integrity compliance programs.

These activities helped safeguard the World Bank Group’s funding against misuse, but was there a broader impact beyond the contracts and contractors involved?

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  • Kleptocracy and Money Laundering: A Conversation with Kendall Day

    On July 18th, Partnership for Transparency’s Anti-Corruption Forum and Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative hosted a discussion on the U.S. Government’s response to kleptocracy and money laundering around the globe, featuring Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Kendall Day.

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    On May 10, the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) and the Partnership for Transparency’s Anti-Corruption Forum co-hosted an event at George Mason University, featuring Laurence Cockcroft discussing his most recent book Unmasked: Corruption in the West. Cockcroft reflected on the process of writing the book and shared some of its key themes and examples. […]

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PTF's Anti-Corruption Forum partners with many institutions and individuals who share the mission goal of expanding and deepening discussion and knowledge of anti-corruption issues. The Forum features a full range of anti-corruption topics, extending beyond Partnership for Transparency's focus on citizen engagement and civil society embracing issues of corruption in developed, emerging market and developing countries. It focuses on critical issues from development to public services delivery, to security, business compliance, finance, illicit trade and other topics.While many organizations and institutions in the Washington DC region host events that feature corruption issues at times, the Anti-Corruption Forum is the only forum with this as its key mandate.

The Forum's events, like PTF's programs and projects, are non-partisan.

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