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DATE: October 4, 2016

DAY: Tuesday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

LOCATION: George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

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There has been a renewed global attention on the issue of corruption and a growing consensus that corruption is undermining economic growth and stability in many countries. The IMF recently published a paper underscoring the substantial direct and indirect costs of corruption, leading to low growth and greater income inequality. Corruption also has a broader corrosive impact on society. It undermines trust in government and erodes the ethical standards of private citizens. Specifically, corruption can have a significant impact on youth, as it can negatively affect their employment opportunities and hamper their access to basic service, including education. The 2016 Youth Dialogue at the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings will provide a platform to share the views of youth on the impact of corruption on their lives and how to combat it.

Join the conversation via #IMFYouth

Join the conversation via #IMFYouth

The Cost of Corruption Youth Perspectives

The Cost of Corruption Youth Perspectives


Moderator: Roberto Ferdman

Roberto Ferdman is a correspondent for VICE News on HBO, covering economics and the impact of local and national policies. Prior to joining VICE, Roberto wrote for The Washington Post, where he focused on food policy, food economics, and welfare reform. Roberto graduated from Brown University in 2010, and grew up in Puerto Rico.

Panelist: Emilia Díaz-Struck

Emilia is ICIJ’s research editor, taking part in cross-border investigations e.g. Panama Papers, Luxembourg Leaks. She has been a professor of journalism at the Central University of Venezuela, contributor for the Washington Post and several local newspapers. Co-founded Former investigative reporting coordinator at the Press and Society Institute of Venezuela.

Panelist: Carla Grasso

Carla Grasso, a dual national of Brazil and Italy, is Deputy Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer of the IMF. She oversees all the IMF’s administrative functions, coordinates the budget, HR, technology, general services, and internal audit, and oversees the IMF’s capacity building and training work. She worked for 14 years at Vale S.A., one of the world’s largest mining companies, as VP for Human Resources and Corporate Services.

Panelist: Sean Hagan

General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department at the IMF. Advises on legal aspects of the IMF operations, regulatory, advisory and lending functions. Published extensively on the law of the Fund and a broad range of legal issues relating to prevent and resolve financial crises, with emphasis on insolvency and restructuring of debt.

Panelist: Cissy Kagaba

Executive Director of the Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda. Worked with the Uganda Human Rights Commission and litigated rights violations, empowered communities to demand for transparency and accountability in the health, education and judiciary. Contributed to policy formulation: The Whistleblowers Protection, Anti-Corruption and the NGO Acts.

Panelist: Sergejus Muravjovas

Executive Director at TI Lithuania and founder of Council member of “Clear Wave” initiative for business transparency. An advisory board member of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Lithuania. Conducts consultancy tasks for the European Commission, teaches Corporate Governance and Anti-Corruption at the International School of Management in Vilnius.