Democracy That Delivers #268: The Maldives’ Anti-Corruption Commission President, Mariyam Shiuna

Frank Brown |

Maldives Anti-Corruption Commission President and Former Transparency Maldives Executive Director Mariyam Shiuna joins the CIPE Anti-Corruption & Governance Center podcast this week to share her perspective and lessons learned on the transition from being a transparency and integrity civil society leader to heading the government’s newly empowered anti-corruption agency. Shiuna talks about her agency’s reform agenda, including addressing weaknesses that led to 2018’s high-profile MMPRC scandal that saw $200 million in government funds go missing and over 50 islands and lagoons sold via corrupt deals. Listen now to hear her insider’s perspective on running a 100-employee anti-corruption agency, managing sometimes treacherous relationships with other government leaders, and how the business community can play a role in changing assumptions about corruption in the small Indian Ocean country.

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Published Date: July 01, 2021