Ethics and good governance: Commonwealth parliamentarians' power to curb corruption and fraud

On Thursday 23 February 2012, CPA UK held the second in its 2012 lecture series.

With the annual total of bribes paid worldwide estimated to be over US$1 trillion, corruption remains a huge issue in many Commonwealth countries, and a significant barrier to economic growth.

This lecture, held in advance of CPA UK’s Westminster Workshop on the Public Accounts Committee, explored the role that parliaments and governments can play in ensuring transparency and rigorous scrutiny, with a view to guaranteeing the accountability of the executive. It also examined the support available to parliamentarians, and the scale of the corruption problem in the international community.

Speakers included:

  • Rt Hon. Margaret Hodge MP, Chair, Public Accounts Committee
  • Chandu Krishnan, Director, Transparency International UK
  • Mark Robinson, Chief Professional Officer, Governance, Conflict & Social Development, DfID

Chair: Lord Chidgey

Click here for biographies of speakers (PDF PDF 176 KB).

A presentation given by Mark Robinson at the lecture is available here (PPT PPT 151 KB).