Tackling Extractive Sector Corruption in Unstable Times: A Conversation Between Leila Kazemi and Alexandra Gillies
From SDG Academy
Oil and mining sector corruption has led to political strife and billions lost in public funds in producer countries. Much of this corruption stems from the cozy relations between the industry and political elites. During the current moment of economic stress and market instability, corruption has become even more unaffordable for resource-dependent countries, and anti-corruption efforts face new obstacles.
Alexandra Gillies and Leila Kazemi will discuss how the threat posed by corruption has evolved in recent months, and how we might arrive at politically astute approaches to fending it off. Gillies will draw on her new book, Crude Intentions: How Oil Corruption Contaminates the World (OUP, 2020), and Kazemi on a multi-year project to examine the political economy of extractive sector governance initiatives.
About the speakers
Alexandra Gillies leads the anticorruption programs at the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and is a faculty member in the SDG Academy online course Natural Resources for Sustainable Development.
Leila Kazemi is the project lead of the Executive Session on the Politics of Extractive Industries at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI).
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