Collective Action Conference 2016: Evidence, Experience and Impact
The ICCA held an international conference on Collective Action: Evidence, Experience and Impact on 20–21 October 2016 in Basel, Switzerland.
This conference addressed the latest in research and practice on anti-corruption Collective Action through high-level panel discussions, workshops and key note speeches with distinguished experts and practitioners. These included: Professor Mark Pieth, Chairman of the Board, Basel Institute on Governance; David Green, Director, Serious Fraud Office, UK Government; Nicola Bonucci, Director for Legal Affairs, OECD; and Andreas Hoffmann, General Counsel and Head of Legal and Compliance of Siemens AG, among others.
The conference included sessions on the following:
- Law enforcement and the private sector: are collaborative efforts possible?
- Recent research on anti-corruption Collective Action: is there a formula for success?
- What are the incentives to engage in anti-corruption Collective Action in challenging markets?
- Can corruption risks in public procurement be cured by Collective Action?
Over 150 speakers and participants from the private sector, government, development agencies and civil society from all over the globe took part in the event. It provided a unique opportunity to share learnings and experiences on what constitutes successful Collective Action.
The discussions also helped to set the agenda for future research and the development of best practices to support the fight against corruption.
- Overcoming the Collective Action Problem: The Role of Sectoral Initiatives in Tackling Corruption - Dr Elizabeth David-Barrett
- Can Cooperation Prevent Corruption? Effects of Collective Commitment in Sector-Specific Coordinated Governance Initiatives on Anti-Corruption Strategies - Berta van Schoor, Dr Christophe Luetge
- Afghanistan’s Independent Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC). Evidence of Impact; Evidence for a Collective Action Effect - Dr Mark Pyman, Mostafa Mohammadi, Cheirollah Sarag
- Collective Action for Political Stability and Business Confidence: The Case of Marawi City, Philippines - Manuel J. De Vera, Karmela Faustine C. Indoyon, Eloisa A. Barbin
- Maximizing Stakeholder Trust as a Tool for Controlling Corruption - Dr Philip M. Nichols
- The Need for a New Expertise Profile in Anticorruption - Dr Katalin Pallai
- From Minority to Majority: Collective Action Strategies Promoting a Fair Business Environment in South Korea - Angela Joo-Hyun Kang
- Collective Action Initiative in Thailand: How Private Firms Walk the Talk - Dr Bandid Nijathaworn, Phisanu Phromchanya
- Integrity Pacts in India - Ashutosh Mishra
- Possible Scenarios for Collective Action: How to Practice Collective Action in Emerging Markets - Gönenç Gürkaynak, Ç. Olgu Kama, Burcu Ergün
- Facilitation Payments: A Call for Collective Action - Geert Vermeulen
Panel Discussion - 20 October 2016 - Anti-Corruption Collective Action: Impact stories
- Gabriella Nagy, Head of Public Funds Programs, Transparency International Hungary "Integrity Pact as Collective Action for Clean Contracting"
Panel Discussion - 20 October 2016 - Research Panels – Evidence of effectiveness, results and advocacy: selected research
- Nikos Passas, Distinguished Inaugural Professor of Collective Action, Business Ethics and Compliance, International Anti-Corruption Academy "Collective Action: Great Idea, but how Well is it Working?"
- Angela Joo-Hyun Kang, Founder and Executive President, Global Competitiveness Empowerment Forum (GCEF) "From Minority to Majority: Collective Action Strategies Promoting a Fair Business Environment in South Korea"
- Phisanu Phromchanya, Public Relation Adviser, Thailand Private Sector Collective Action Coalition against Corruption "How Thai Firms Walk the Talk"
- Katalin Pallai, Associate Professor, Director of the Post-graduate Program for Integrity Advisers, National University for Public Service, Hungary "The Need for a New Expertise Profile in Anticorruption"
- Mark Pyman, Committee Member, Afghanistan Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee "Afghanistan's Independent Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) - Evidence of Impact; Evidence for a Collective Action Effect"
- Manuel J. De Vera, Executive Director, Asian Institute of Management TeaM Energy Center for Bridging Leadership (AIMTEC) "Collective Action for Political Stability and Business confidence: The Case of Marawi City, Philippines"
Q&A with a Collective Action practitioner - 21 October 2016
- Timothy F. Schultz, Chair, International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct (IFBEC) "Defence & AeroSpace Collective Action"
The ICCA is grateful for the support from its funder, sponsors and supporting organisations.