Fighting corruption is dangerous: in conversation with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Determined to root out the fraudulent claims and other schemes that drain the country of resources and ultimately deprive the poor of crucial services, the former Managing Director of the World Bank, Okonjo-Iweala found herself and her family targeted for reprisals designed to force her to drop her anti-corruption campaign. She refused to stop or to resign, even as her enemies kidnapped her mother. Admitting that it is risky to tell her story, Okonjo-Iweala, currently senior advisor at Lazard and board chair of Gavi, notes that it is also dangerous not to tell it.

You can find out more about the event here. The podcast recording of the event is available here.

Introductory remarks:

Jonathan Leape – Executive Director, IGC


Minouche Shafik – Director, LSE


18:00 – 19:30, 16 May


Old Theatre, London School of Economics