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: August 30, 2021.

Organization 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

Opinion & Position Pieces


How Corruption Has Added to Latin America’s COVID-19 Death Toll 8/23
How to Stop the Vaccine Corruption Plaguing the Global Fight Against COVID-19 8/14

Country by Country


Will COVID-19 Corruption Bring Down the Philippines’ Duterte Government? 8/30
Two Indian Officials Suspended for Involvement in Fake COVID-19 Testing Scam 8/27
COVID-19 Vaccine Scandal Could Be the Final Straw for Bolsonaro Supporters 8/26
In South Africa, Johannesburg City Council Is a Free-For-All 8/26
South African Department of Education and the R431m School Sanitation Project 8/26
Business as Usual at Department of Infrastructure Development in South Africa 8/26
YouTube Suspends Pay of Brazilian Channels Over Misinformation Allegations 8/26
Ex-Indonesian Minister Jailed for 12 Years in COVID-19 Graft Scandal 8/23
Filipino Health Secretary Tells House: No Graft in COVID Fund Use 8/18
Iranians Turn to Black Market for Vaccines as COVID-19 Deaths Hit New Highs 8/16
Philippine Health Ministry Says No Corruption in $1.3 Billion Pandemic Funds 8/14
Corruption, COVID-19 and Corporates’ Catch-22 in India 8/13
Corruption and Shortage: Barriers to Vaccination of Low-Income Groups in India 8/13
The Cost of Kenya’s ‘Budgeted Corruption’ 8/11
DOH in the Philippines Flagged Over Deficiencies in Use of COVID-19 Funds 8/11
Italy Probes COVID-19 Cyber Attack as an Act of Terrorism 8/5
Corruption in Bangladesh Health Sector Due to Poor Action 8/2

Healthcare & Corruption


Rundown: 20 Health Chiefs Resigned, Fired Over COVID-19 Mismanagement, etc. 8/18
Philippine Health Workers Threaten to Quit Over Corruption 8/17
Equality and Fairness: Vaccines Against this Pandemic of Mistrust 8/3

Democracy & Governance


African Citizens Support Their Governments’ Pandemic Responses — Mostly 8/27
How the Kremlin Is Using COVID-19 to Stifle Dissent 8/20

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