Corruption is a serious obstacle to development. It is particularly pernicious to the poorest and most vulnerable, increasing costs for and reducing access to basic services, such as health, education, social programs, and even justice. Corruption exacerbates inequality and reduces levels of investment to the detriment of markets, job opportunities, and economies. Corruption can also undermine a country’s response to emergencies, and if unaddressed can erode the trust and confidence that citizens have for their leaders and institutions, creating social friction and increasing the risk of fragility, conflict, and violence.
Combatting corruption is a priority for the World Bank. As part of this commitment, the World Bank is convening its International Corruption Hunters Alliance (ICHA) Forum to gather front-line anticorruption practitioners from around the world to engage in dialogue on the challenges, but also the solutions for advancing the global anticorruption agenda.
Join us for the opening sessions of the World Bank's ICHA 2023 Forum on June 14, 2023 at 9:00 am GMT (5:00 am EDT).