It is not news that foreign aid effectiveness increases in direct proportion to the degree of ownership that the recipient country has over the allocation of aid funds.  But what about corruption?

How can the US government promote country ownership while also ensuring transparency and accountability of aid resources? In the fourth event in Oxfam America’s “Ownership” series, leading African anti-corruption champion, John Githongo, and other visionaries weigh in on how the US can work with countries to increase their ownership of aid while decreasing corruption through strengthening country systems and empowering citizens to keep their governments in check.

Discussing these issues in a panel are:

Josh Rogin, author of The Cable blog at, Washington Post columnist (Moderator)
Raymond C. Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America
John Githongo, Chief Executive of Inuka Kenya Trust and Head of Twaweza Kenya (Keynote)
Esther Tallah, Manager, Cameroon Coalition Against Malaria; board member of UNITAID
UPDATE: Honorable Minister Amara M. Konneh, Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs, Liberia

Click here for the live video stream this Friday, May 21, 9 am – 11 am (EST)!