WASHINGTON, November 17, 2014 - The World Bank Group will host the third Biennial Meeting of the International Corruption Hunters Alliance (ICHA 2014) between December 8- 10, 2014 at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. As part of his work as United for Wildlife President, the Duke of Cambridge will join World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim at the opening session to address more than 300 corruption experts, heads and senior members of anti-corruption and prosecuting agencies; and representatives of international organizations from more than 120 countries.
Recognizing corruption as a critical development priority, the World Bank Group’s International Corruption Hunters Alliance aims at working with national authorities to strengthen their investigative capabilities and enhance prosecution particularly relating to transnational corruption.
ICHA 2014’s theme is “Ending Impunity: Global Knowledge: Local Impact.” During the 3-day program, participants will be encouraged to follow the money trail and identify innovative tools to tackle corruption cases within and beyond borders. More than 20 sessions will focus on a range of topics to help in this global effort: Illicit financial flows, transnational bribery, new financial investigative techniques, corruption prevention, collective action with the private sector and wildlife crime, among others.
Organized by the World Bank Group and with assistance from the governments of Australia, Norway and Denmark, ICHA is coordinated by the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency whose mandate is to prevent, deter and investigate fraud and corruption risks impacting Bank-development projects.