Lessons in Anti-Corruption: Case Study of Iraq

Reagan Events Center (IRI) October 23, 2023 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Corruption is the central issue facing Iraqi governance. Though Iraq possesses vast oil wealth with the potential to benefit all its citizens, the state is inefficient and kleptocratic. By laundering oil revenues through a bloated public sector into patronage-based political parties, any semblance of genuine accountability is lost.

During the event, panelists will discuss Iraq as a case study in anti-corruption research and reform and compare with other countries across the region and the world. Panelists will also analyze methods, tactics, and lessons to establish transparency and accountability and restore confidence in democracy.


Dr. Renad Mansour: Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Program; Project Director, Iraq Initiative at Chatham House

Eguiar Lizundia: Senior Advisor, Governance and Anti-Corruption, at the International Republican Institute

Robin Lewis: Senior Research Associate and Associate Fellow, Governance Studies; Deputy Director, Leveraging Transparency to Reduce Corruption at Brookings Institution


Danielle Doubt: Program Manager, Iraq at the International Republican Institute

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