As the U.K. leaves the European Union, how will it balance the need to attract foreign investment with recent efforts to drive out dirty money? Can differences with the U.S. over Huawei 5G and other issues be overcome to forge a closer transatlantic alliance against authoritarian kleptocracy? the Hudson Institute asks.
Join a discussion on Transatlantic Initiatives to Counter Kleptocracy with the Rt. Hon. Andrew Mitchell MP, a senior Conservative Member of Parliament and former U.K. Secretary for International Development. Mr. Mitchell has led recent bipartisan efforts to crack down on money laundering through the British Overseas Territories, which include several notorious tax havens.
Mon, February 24, 2020. 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM EST. Add to Calendar
Organizations interested in countering corruption in Central Europe should submit applications in an open competition for projects funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, DRL writes:
DRL’s goal is to continue building the capacity of local civil society and media to report on local government performance and foster accountability for implementing anti-corruption measures where target countries have international commitments. Proposals may focus on assisting civil society and media to report on and/or counter corruption in local or regional executive and legislative bodies, especially in social spheres, such as education and health care. The program should support the education and engagement of citizens and journalists to monitor those sectors and activities where corruption frequently occurs; reporting the results to authorities, media, and the wider public, including appropriate international bodies; and monitoring government responses.
Proposals may include support for constructive engagement between civil society and government stakeholders to: strengthen anti-corruption mechanisms, facilitate the implementation of best practices in countering corruption, and urge action in specific cases (if appropriate and feasible). Eligible countries are those that have ratified the United Nations Convention against Corruption and have scored 50 or below on the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2019. Eligible proposals should include at least two countries; proposed timelines should be at least 18 months.
Funding Ceiling: $740,740