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. Last update: May 14, 2020.


Tracker, Index, or Report

World Justice Project COVID-19 in Latin America: Solutions to Rule of Law Challenges
NED Transnational Kleptocracy and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Containing the Spread
AIC Fraud, 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 Partnership Collecting Open Government Approaches to COVID-19
Carnegie Endowment Conflict Zones in the Time of Coronavirus: War and War by Other Means
Open Contracting Partnership Findings & Recommendations for Better Emergency Procurement
ReliefWeb  Civic Freedoms Under Threat During COVID-19: Restrictions & Resilience
Freedom House Democracy Under Lockdown
Transparency International 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 The Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) Index 
US Chamber of Commerce Global Dashboard: COVID-19 Government Policies
IMF National Policy Responses to Coronavirus 

Healthcare & Corruption


Amid COVID-19, the U.N.’s Historic Opportunity to Tackle Corruption 5/11
Nurse in India Who Took Bribe to Arrange ICU Bed for COVID Patient, Arrested 5/9

Country by Country


Anger Grows in Guatemala Over COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout, Corruption 5/13
Billion-Dollar COVID Deal Linked to Kenya Attracted Attention of US Regulators 5/13
Nepal’s Health Minister Denies COVID-19 Vaccine Corruption Allegations 5/11
In South Africa, Worrying Levels of Corruption Due to COVID-19 Procurement 5/11
Pandemic Spending Immunity Deepens El Salvador Corruption Concerns 5/10
Indonesian Official Accused of Using COVID-19 Aid to Pay for Nights Out 5/6
TI-India Decries Corruption as ‘Second Pandemic’ During COVID Emergency 5/5
Brazil Seeks to Hold Bolsonaro Accountable for More than 40,000 COVID Deaths 5/1

Democracy & Governance


COVID-19 Crises in Africa Expose Urgent Need for Access to Information 5/3

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