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The 2023 ICHA Forum is co-organized by the World Bank Group’s Integrity Vice Presidency and its Western and Central Africa Vice Presidency and will be hosted in Abidjan with partnership from the Government of Côte d’Ivoire. After being consistently hosted in Europe or North America since its inception in 2010, this year’s ICHA will mark the first time that the international event is hosted by an African country.

The ICHA Forum connects participants from more than 100 countries to engage in dialogue on rapidly evolving anticorruption developments, such as illicit financial flows, beneficial ownership, and financial and tax transparency to managing risks in critical economic sectors. The Forum strives to bridge the gap between dialogue and action, and to showcase knowledge from all corners of the world to strengthen collective efforts against corruption. The event is also an opportunity to help strengthen collaboration among the global anticorruption community and to forge new ties among global and regional actors, with a particular emphasis this year on countries across west and central Africa.

Background on the ICHA

The World Bank Group’s ICHA has traditionally been held biannually since 2010. Following the last ICHA gathering in 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and due to pandemic-related postponements, the 2023 edition resumes the effort to bring together anticorruption professional for technical discussions and workshops, policy dialogue, skills building, and networking.

ICHA gatherings are truly globally affairs: participants come from all regions of the world and represent national government agencies, anticorruption authorities, investigatory and prosecutorial agencies, regional and international organizations, as well as civil society and academia.