Multi-Stakeholders Workshop on Collective Action

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 @ State Institute of Health & Family Welfare (SIHFW), Jaipur, Rajasthan

Corruption is a major impediment to development, peace, and security. From health to employment, education to the environment, business to sports, gender equality to access to justice, and more – corruption undermines all areas of society’s development.

Corruption, conflict, and instability are meanwhile profoundly intertwined. Corruption not only follows conflict but is also frequently one of its root causes. It fuels conflict and inhibits peace processes by undermining the rule of law, worsening poverty, and facilitating the illicit use of resources. Promoting transparency and strengthening institutions are therefore critical for sustaining peace.

Preventing corruption is crucial if the targets foreseen in the Sustainable Development Goals are to be met. These 17 Goals – a “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future” – offer a way to help protect our environment, create jobs, achieve gender equality, and secure wider access to essential services across the sectors.

Today, corruption exists in each sector viz Healthcare, MSME, CSO, and public and private sectors which is a great hurdle in an individual as well nation’s development. Public and Private sectors (Companies) including other potential sectors in India have started taking a more proactive and conscious approach to dealing with corruption within and outside their organizations. Bribery and corruption have become key concerns for them, especially for those engaging in business locally and globally.