Meeting Report from the 2015 Seoul Debates on Anti-corruption now availableApr 20, 2015
This report summarizes the discussions at the 2015 Seoul Debates, held on 29-30 January 2015 with some 80 participants from Korea and other countries around the world. The meeting provided a forum to identify innovative practices and consolidate lessons learnt in tackling corruption.
The main takeaways and recommendations are the following:
1. Analyze and better understand the political economy and cultural context of corruption, and address the multi-dimensional dynamics and functions of corruption in the broader governance environment.
2. Work with partners to adapt and reinvent solutions to ensure a ‘best fit’ to the local context.
3. Institutionalize and mainstream anti-corruption efforts with a holistic and cross-cutting approach to ensure lasting results.
4. Engage and partner with a broad range of stakeholders, including non-traditional actors, and build broad-based national coalition for anti-corruption.
5. Actively utilize various international mechanisms, new data sources, and technological tools to strengthen anti-corruption advocacy efforts at country-level.
6. Strengthen prevention as well as prosecution efforts against corruption
7. Generate political will for fighting corruption both from citizens bottom-up and from politicians top-down.
This Seoul Debates meeting was held as part of the USPC Development Solutions Partnership on Anti-Corruption.