Final Programme - 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference

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Final Programme - 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference

MC 2 / L. -114:00 – 16:00 Workshop 3.5Improving Health Sector Responsiveness, Transparency andAccountability: the Role of the Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA)Stream 3: Climate Change & CorruptionCoordinator:Andrew Chetley, Communication and Capacity Strengthening Director, International MeTA SecretariatThe state of a country’s health services is an indicator of governance. Good governance helps ensureeffective health care delivery. Returns on health investments are low where governance issues arenot addressed. The right to health is universally accepted, and requires an effective, inclusive, goodquality health system. A key part of that health system is access to essential medicines. Strengtheningthe capacity of civil society to hold government and international systems accountable helps toaddress inequities in health systems. Where citizens are able to take up and use spaces opened up byparticipatory processes, they can use their agency to demand accountability, transparency and responsivenessfrom government institutions and global actors. Successful services emerge from institutionalrelationships in which the actors are accountable to each other. This is one of the fundamental premisesof the Medicines Transparency Alliance, a new programme active in 7 countries to encourage multistakeholderdialogue, analysis and action and increased transparency in the health sector. This workshopwill outline the experience and lessons to date and look at some of the future challenges.Moderator: Robin Hodess, Director of Policy and Research, TIRapporteur: Ximena Salazar, Regional Coordinator – Conventions Programme, Transparency InternationalPanellists: Richard Calland, Director, Open Democracy Advice Center, South Africa (Tbc)Goodwell Lungu, Executive Director, TI Zambia (Tbc)Andrew Chetley, Communication and Capacity Strengthening Director, International MeTA Secretariat14:00 – 16:00 Workshop 3.6Creating Synergies for Technical AssistanceStream 4: Sustainable GlobalisationAlexandra Trianti Hall / L. 0Coordinators:Phil Matsheza, Policy Advisor, Anti-Corruption Democratic Governance Group, Bureau for DevelopmentPolicy, UNDPDedo Geinitz, Director of UNCAC Projects, German Technical Cooperation, GTZHarald W. Mathisen, Project Coordinator, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen InstituteThe current discourse on anti-corruption is maturing from the earlier focus on legislation and enforcementto a wider approach, which looks at corruption as a governance deficit and a developmentissue requiring a coordinated and holistic response. Aid agencies and the multilateral institutions havebeen assigned an important role to support anti-corruption initiatives through provision of technicalassistance. Discussions are abound on how international technical assistance and cooperation to fightcorruption can be better integrated with domestic strategies and initiatives. Research confirms that56

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