Webinar: Why transparency matters for resource-rich countries caught in a triple crisis

Monday, 29 June 2020 - 12:00 CEST

For resource-rich developing countries, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a triple crisis: strained public health systems, a sharp decline in commodity prices and abrupt economic downturns. At this critical juncture, transparency and trust are critical in forging smart and responsive policies. 

As the second event in the Transparency Matters seminar series, our webinar explored how transparency can help resource-rich countries navigate the challenges of Covid-19.

Watch the recording of the webinar

 

The webinar featured a diverse panel of experts and transparency champions, including:

  • Ms Helen Clark, former New Zealand Prime Minister and UNDP Administrator. Chair of the International Board of the EITI.

  • Dr David Nabarro, one of six Special Envoys of the Director General of the WHO tasked to respond to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.

  • Mr Waziri Adio, appointed Executive Secretary of NEITI by President Muhammadu Buhari in February 2016. Prior to that he worked as a Special Adviser to a former Senate President, as a Communications Specialist with UNDP, as a reporter, editor, columnist and publisher in various media organisations, and as a public policy consultant. 

  • Mr Roberto de Michele, Principal Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank focusing on Modernization of the State. De Michele has been a consultant with the United Nations, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Open Society Institute, Transparency International, the Ethics Resource Center, the Chr. Michelsen Institute of Bergen, and the Utstein Anti-Corruption Resource Centre.

Find out more about the Transparency Matters seminar series.