2: Beneficial Ownership Transparency
The session covered experiences and lessons in implementing beneficial ownership transparency reforms, focusing on the establishment of beneficial ownership registers. Common challenges were addressed, and effective solutions for future support were explored, taking a governance perspective that encompassed institutional coordination, technical implementation, and political economy considerations.
Opening remarks: Stephen Davenport, Senior Governance Specialist, Governance, World Bank
Moderator: Thom Townsend, Executive Director, Open Ownership
Ivan Kantardjiski, Advisor for Global Programme Combating Illicit Financial Flows, GIZ
Liz David-Barrett, Head of the Global Programme on Measuring Corruption, International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)
Alhaji Abubakar, Registrar General, Nigeria
Emile Van Der Does, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, FCI, World Bank