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OGP Networking Mechanism Webinar on Asset Disclosures

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The Open Government Partnership Networking Mechanism is pleased to announce the next Webinar on Asset Disclosures taking place on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST. We hope you can join us. Please see the details below.

REGISTER for this webinar here: https://docs.google.com/a/globalintegrity.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG84UWp3cE9LeWlrTEFPYnZDR0s2T2c6MA

JOIN the Webinar here (login 5 minutes before the scheduled time): http://worldbankva.adobeconnect.com/ogpweb/ Date & Time Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:00 – 11:00 AM Washington DC | 6:00-7:00 PM Tbilisi (14:00 GMT)

Asset and Financial Disclosure, also called income and asset declarations and interests declarations – refers to the legislation and the corresponding system put in place for public officials to periodically submit information on their assets, income, business activities, interests, etc. Disclosure is proving to be a very powerful mechanism for two main reasons: on one side, it is a transparency tool that promotes public official’s accountability and may increase trust in public institutions; on the other side, it is a mechanism that may provide information and even evidence for corruption investigations and prosecutions. Very few mechanisms combine both the prevention and detection sides of corruption, which is why financial disclosure is increasingly standing out and getting closer attention.

Over the years, the World Bank Financial Market Integrity (FMI) Unit has compiled and analyzed information on financial disclosures systems in 176 countries. Using FMI’s experience in this area, this webinar will present global and regional trends on the main components of disclosure systems, good practices, and discuss the main issues to take into consideration when implementing or reforming a financial disclosure system. This webinar will also feature Mr. Irakli Kotetishvili, Director of the Civil Service Bureau of Georgia. Mr. Kotetishvili will present on Georgia’s Asset Declaration system and share experience on the challenges and lessons learned with the management of this transparency and accountability mechanism.

Presented by Ivana Maria Rossi (World Bank) Irakli Kotetishvili (Director of the Civil Service Bureau of Georgia)

The Open Government Partnership webinar series is an initiative of the OGP Networking Mechanism to encourage peer learning and knowledge sharing on critical open government issues among civil society, government, and private sector participants. It is hosted by the World Bank Institute

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