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1 Alex Cobham, Christian Aid Envisaging a ‘Financial Integrity Index’ 2010 Annual Conference

2 Outline What FII? Why FII? How FII? Who FII?

3 What FII? An index capturing the experience of financial integrity in different jurisdictions, for citizens, states and the private sector. Financial Integrity Index Corporate financial integrity Beneficial ownership integrity Domestic budgetary integrity Integrity of international cooperation

4 Why FII? Financial Integrity Index or Honesty Index (?) – profile and thought leadership to the Task Force – single reference point for policymakers, researchers and journalists – promoting view of financial integrity as a global issue broad and complex: combining measures of financial integrity that reflect different aspects of the problem, from aspects of weak governance to deliberately engineered financial secrecy

5 How FII? Feasibility study October-November: interviews, data Questions – Value of idea, appropriateness of approach – Definitions of sub-indices – Technicalities of combining sub-indices – Data sources – Potential working group participants Next steps: Task Force decision, 2011…

6 Who FII? Senior consultants: – Jim Coe – Steve Tibbett Data consultant: – Sehaj Malik General contact: –

7 Who FII? Senior consultants: – Jim Coe – Steve Tibbett Data consultant: – Sehaj Malik General contact: –

8 – Will it be useful/desirable for progressing the set of issues around financial integrity? – What do you feel about the sub-themes – do they encompass the right areas? – What are the pitfalls that need to be addressed: Politically? (Is it acceptable? Is it credible?) Conceptually? (Does it make sense to aggregate information in this way?) Technically? (Is the data available?)


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