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How Local and Regional Governments Are Building Trust and Preventing Corruption

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On 12 December 2023, the Strong Cities Network co-hosted a panel with the Carter Center’s Inform Women Transform Lives Campaign on the margins of the Tenth Session of the Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in Atlanta. The event focused on the important role that mayors and cities play in preventing corruption and building trust, a role that is too often overlooked in national and multilateral conversations about how to strengthen anti-corruption efforts.

The event opened with framing remarks from the co-hosts and Norman Eisen, former Special Counsel to President Obama for Ethics and Government Reform and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Melissa Brown, Executive Director of USAID’s Anti-Corruption Center.  Eric Rosand and Laura Neuman, Senior Advisor at the Carter Center, facilitated a conversation among mayors and other local leaders from Chicago, Illinois (United States), Nairobi (Kenya), Palmira, (Colombia) and Skopje (North Macedonia) on city-led efforts to prevent corruption and build trust.

Key takeaways from the event included:


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