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MEDIA ADVISORY: Confronting corruption risks in IMF & World Bank rescue measures

Confronting corruption risks in IMF & World Bank rescue measures

To ensure that anti-corruption remains a top priority as the World Bank and IMF seek to curb the current crisis and assist vulnerable countries, Transparency International USA has organised a high-level panel discussion focussing on:

How will the World Bank and IMF assure accountability for the promised US$1 trillion in rescue funds from the G20? What mechanisms will be put in place for transparency, accountability and measures to prevent the abuse of rescue packages?

Wednesday 22 April, 2009
3.00 – 4.30pm


  • Thanos Catsambas, Assistant Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
  • Jeffery Gutman, VP, Operations Policy and Country Services, World Bank
  • Chad Dobson, Executive Director, Bank Information Center´
  • Karen Mathiasen, US Treasury, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Development Finance and Debt ( invited)
  • Christiaan Poortman, Director of Global Programmes, Transparency International

Moderated by:

  • Nancy Boswell, President & CEO, Transparency International USA

Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20006

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Transparency International is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.

Please RSVP to:
Siobhan Kelly [email protected]

For any press enquiries please contact

Aneta Wierzynska, Transparency International USA
T: (202) 589-1616