Peter Eigen, former director of the World Bank in Nairobi, has experienced first hand some of the devastation caused by government corruption. He has now decided to do something about it. In addition to promoting awareness of such corruption, Eigen has founded Transparency International, an NGO focused on taking action to curb the naturally corruptive tendencies of those with more wealth and power than they are able to handle.
Some of the world’s most baffling social problems, says Peter Eigen, can be traced to systematic, pervasive government corruption, hand-in-glove with global companies. At TEDxBerlin, Eigen describes the thrilling counter-attack led by his organization Transparency International. (Recorded at TEDxBerlin, November 2009, Berlin. Duration: 16:12)