COVID-19 & Corruption: Latest Trackers, Articles, and Resources


The staff of the Anti-Corruption & Governance Center at CIPE has compiled this list of recent publications and resources to help the global anti-corruption community, and is updated monthly. The most recent entries are placed near the top and extend through the last thirty days. We welcome your suggestions for additional articles, reports, and resources on this issue. Final update: March 4, 2022.


Trackers, Indexes, Reports

Transparency Int’l UK Transparency International UK: Track and Trace
CIPE LAC The Pandemic’s Impact on Corruption Risks in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina
AS/COA & Control Risks The 2021 Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) Index
U4 COVID-19 Corruption in 2021: April – May Developments
International Budget P’shp Managing COVID Funds: The Accountability Gap
Transparency Int’l Transparency in the Development and Procurement of COVID-19 Vaccines
IMF Implementation of Governance Measures in Crisis-Related Spending – May 2021
World Justice Project COVID-19 in Latin America: Solutions to Rule of Law Challenges
U4 COVID-19 Corruption in 2021: January – April Developments
NED Transnational Kleptocracy and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Containing the Spread
AIC Fraud & Its Relationship to Pandemics & Economic Crises: From Spanish Flu to COVID-19
Africa Watch COVID-19 Africa Watch
IMF Special Series on COVID-19 
FATF COVID-19-Related Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
Open Govt P’shp Collecting Open Government Approaches to COVID-19
Carnegie Endowment Conflict Zones in the Time of Coronavirus: War and War by Other Means
Carnegie Endowment Is Coronavirus Catalyzing New Civic Collaborations for Open Government?
Open Contracting P’shp Findings & Recommendations for Better Emergency Procurement
ReliefWeb  Civic Freedoms Under Threat During COVID-19: A Snapshot of Restrictions & Resilience
Freedom House Democracy Under Lockdown
Transparency Int’l IMF COVID-19 Anti-Corruption Tracker
Global Integrity COVID-19, Governance & Anti-Corruption Database
Atlantic Council Central America Economic Reactivation in COVID-19 World:
The Dialogue COVID-19 and Freedom of Expression in the Americas
Brookings Institute Addressing the Other COVID Crisis: Corruption
World Justice Project Accountable Governance and the COVID-19 Pandemic
World Justice Project Corruption and the COVID-19 Pandemic
NED Global Democracy & COVID-19: Upgrading International Support
IACA Minimising Bribery and Corruption in the Time of COVID-19
The New Humanitarian Coronavirus and Aid: What We’re Watching
Global Financial Integrity The Global Crisis of Corruption
NRGI Country Assessments: The Coronavirus Pandemic and Economic Crisis
WOLA The COVID-19 and Persons Deprived of Liberty Information Hub
AS/COA & Control Risks The 2020 Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) Index
US Chamber of Comm Global Dashboard: COVID-19 Government Policies
IMF National Policy Responses to Coronavirus 

Country by Country


Top South African Official Arrested in Connection with R21m in PPE Corruption 2/25
COVID-19 Corruption and Mistrust Thwarts Trust Building in Lake Chad Basin 2/17
Ex-Cop Accused of Tender Fraud in South Africa Begs Court to be Released 2/10
Study: Malaysia’s High COVID-19 Vaccination Linked With Trust In Government 2/4
Criminal Prosecutions Initiated Against One South African Government Official 2/3
Dodgy PPE Tender Company Was Hired to Provide Equipment for South Africa’s ANC 2/2
Opinion & Position Pieces Date
Make Public Health Officials More Accountable By Electing Them 2/18
Maintaining Customs Integrity in the Supply Chain During the Pandemic 2/10

Democracy & Governance


Maltese Prisons During COVID-19 Didn’t Violate Human Rights 3/1
5G and QAnon: How Conspiracy Theorists Steered Canada’s Anti-Vaccine Protest 2/8

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