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: April 6, 2020.

Trackers, Indexes & Reports

COVID-19 in Latin America: Solutions to Rule of Law Challenges
Transnational Kleptocracy and the COVID-19 Pandemic Containing the Spread
COVID-19-Related Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
Conflict Zones in the Time of Coronavirus: War and War by Other Means
Findings and Recommendations for Better Emergency Procurement From 12 Countries
Civic Freedoms Under Threat During COVID-19: A Snapshot of Restrictions and Resilience
Democracy Under Lockdown
Central America Economic Reactivation in a COVID-19 World: Finding Sustainable Opportunities in Uncertain Times
COVID-19 and Freedom of Expression in the Americas
IMF COVID-19 Anti-Corruption Tracker
Global Integrity COVID-19, Governance & Anti-Corruption Database
Addressing the Other COVID Crisis: Corruption
Accountable Governance and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Global Democracy & COVID-19: Upgrading International Support
Minimising Bribery and Corruption in the Time of COVID-19
Corruption and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Coronavirus and Aid: What We’re Watching
The Global Crisis of Corruption
Country Assessments: The Coronavirus Pandemic and Economic Crisis
The COVID-19 and Persons Deprived of Liberty Information Hub and Collaborative Platform 
The Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) Index 
Global Dashboard: COVID-19 Government Policies
(IMF) National Policy Responses to Coronavirus 
Getting Ahead of the Curve (Transparency International)
The IMF and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
COVID-19 Africa Watch
(IMF) Special Series on COVID-19 
Collecting Open Government Approaches to COVID-19

Country by Country


More German Politicians Resign Over Face Masks Bribery Scandal 3/31
UK’s Anti-Corruption Tsar Accused of Defending COVID ‘Cronyism’ 3/25
Vaccine Corruption in Lebanon and the World Bank’s Dilemma 3/25
Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 Response Set Back by Crime, Corruption 3/22
Time is Running Out for Ukraine as Corruption Hinders COVID-19 Fight 3/22
Ecuador Health Ministry Raided Over Vaccine Scandal 3/17
Is ‘Rampant’ Corruption Crippling Malawi’s COVID-19 Response? 3/17
Hope that South Africa’s COVID-19 Corruption Inspires Action 3/15
Protests Erupt in Jordan After COVID-19 Hospital Deaths Scandal 3/14
South African Deputy President Says Corruption Plan Ready for Vaccine Rollout 3/12
Rage Spreads in Paraguay as Virus Surges, Exposing Corruption 3/11
Urgency of COVID-19 Increases Corruption Risk in Indonesia 3/9
Militias, Corruption and COVID-19: Rio de Janeiro’s Deepening Crisis 3/7

Opinion & Position Pieces


IMF: Scant Transparency for COVID-19 Emergency Loans 3/30
Crisis Breeds Corruption: Could COVID-19 Contracts Lead to Legislative Reform? 3/10
Procurement Corruption Darkens Africa’s COVID-19 Fight 3/1

Healthcare & Corruption


Middle East’s Life Sciences Players Face High Corruption Risk 4/6
Delays and Corruption Thwart COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts Across Amazon Region 3/30
As COVID-19 Vaccines Spread, So Do Underhand Ways to Get Them 3/3
COVID-19 Vaccine Transparency  3/2

Democracy & Governance


Bulgarians Vote for New Parliament Amid Corruption, COVID Woes 4/4
Corruption and COVID-19 Dominate Bulgaria’s Election Campaign 3/22
Paraguay’s President Faces Mass Protests and Calls for Impeachment 3/7

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