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Building transparent, inclusive, and accountable institutions to end poverty

February 15, 2024
Webinar - A replay is available below

Replay of the Webinar


From petty bribes and kickbacks to stealing public money, corruption is a major issue for development. It harms the poor and vulnerable the most. It makes things more expensive and harder to access, such as healthcare, education, social programs, and even justice. It creates more inequality and reduces private sector investment at the expense of markets, fewer jobs, and weaker economies. Over time, corruption can undermine the trust and confidence that citizens have for their leaders and institutions, which causes social friction and, in some contexts, increases the risk of fragility, conflict, and violence.

2:30 – 2:33 PM

Introduction by Naye Bathily, External Affairs Manager for Western and Central Africa, World Bank

2:33 - 2:35 PM

Welcome by Gilles Yabi, Executive Director, Citizen Think Tank WATHI

2:35 – 3:10 PM

Panel moderated by Gilles Yabi, Executive Director, WATHI


  • Gladys Senderayi, Senior Public Sector Specialist, World Bank office in Liberia
  • Lala Touray, Program Officer, National Democratic Institute office in The Gambia
  • Valerie Neim, Founder, Brazza Transactions, Cameroon

3:10 – 3:25 PM

Q&A with participants and closing remarks by panelists.

3:40 – 3:45 PM

Closing remarks by moderator providing main take-aways from session.