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 it 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: November 22, 2021


Trackers, Indexes, Reports

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


New Report Reveals Millions Missing Due to Corruption in Somalia 11/22
South African Authorities Target Firms, Directors After Billions Looted 11/21
Corruption and COVID-19 in Spotlight as Tonga Votes 11/18
COVID Corruption Probe in South Africa Recovers Millions Lost to False Claims 11/18
Nigeria is Battling Two Pandemics: COVID-19 and Corruption 11/15
Bahamas Government Reviewing How COVID-19 Funding Spent 11/12
Philippines Fails to Get US COVID Grant Due to Low Mark in Corruption Fight 11/11
COVID-19 Slowed Down the Economy in Malaysia But Did Not Stop Corruption 11/9
Ukraine MPs Fight Back Against Fake COVID Vaccination Certificates 11/4
Will Brazil See Justice for the Mismanagement of the COVID-19 Pandemic? 11/4
Millions of Dollars in Pandemic Relief Funds Missing in Myanmar 11/3
2.6 Million in Afghan Currency Misappropriated from Ghazni COVID-19 Fund 11/1
COVID-19 Triggers Unprecedented Workload at Australian Integrity Watchdog 10/28
The Toll of Bolsonaro’s Disastrous COVID-19 Response 10/27
Brazil’s Bolsonaro Faces Criminal Accusations for Mismanagement of Pandemic 10/26
Facing an Uphill Battle, Brazilian Senators Want to Charge Bolsonaro 10/26
Filipino Bishop Urges Catholics to Protest Misuse of Public Funds ​​10/24
COVID-19: Romania’s Health System Torn Apart By Pandemic 10/23
Brazil Senate Accuses Bolsonaro of Crimes Against Humanity for COVID Handling 10/22
Kenya: Pandemic Health Workers Lack Protection 10/21
Brazil Senate Report Indicting President Dissects ‘Corrupt’ Covaxin Deal 10/20
COVID-19 Deaths Soar As Ukraine Struggles with Fake Vaccine Certificates 10/19
Brazilian Leader Accused of Crimes Against Humanity in Pandemic Response 10/19
South Africa’s Procurement Corruption Thrives Amid Mixed Government Messaging 10/11
3 Egyptian Health Ministry Employees Arrested Over Dumped COVID-19 Vaccines 10/11
Consumers Call on Vietnam to Set Price Controls for COVID-19 Rapid Testing 10/5
South Africa Releases Report into Corruption Charges Against Former Minister 10/4
In Colombia, 7 Governors Investigated for Corruption in Pandemic Management 10/4

Opinion & Position Pieces


UN Body Recommends to Mitigate Negative Consequences of Corruption, COVID-19 10/30
We Knew Brazil’s Bolsonaro Was Guilty. Now We Have 1,288 Pages of Proof 10/28
The IMF Rushed Out Billions for Pandemic Relief. Where Did It All Go? 10/27
Rule of Law Takes a Big Hit During COVID-19 10/18
Tracking Anti-Corruption Commitments 10/18
COVID, Integrity & Premiership: First Clues To Pandemic’s Role In Match Fixing 10/16

Healthcare & Corruption


Frustrated Doctors Call for Probe in Philippines’ Pandemic Corruption Mess  10/8

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