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: January 12, 2020.

Trackers, Indexes & Reports

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


Supply Chain Managers in South Africa Want Tighter Controls to Stem Corruption 1/11
Government Warned About Huge COVID-19 Vaccine Theft in South Africa: Report 1/10
Anti-Corruption Bureau Sees 28% Dip in Corruption Amidst COVID-19 in India 1/10
South African President: No Corruption in Vaccine Procurement, Distribution 1/9
South African Medical Association Urges Transparency in Vaccine Procurement 1/8
In South Africa, Court Challenge Aims to Stop Nationalization of Vaccines 1/8
South African Minister Concerned About COVID-19 Corruption in Zimbabwe 1/3
Mexico Probes Alleged Corruption in COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout 12/31
New Exposé Shows UK’s COVID Response was Rife with Corruption and Cronyism 12/29
A Crisis Within A Crisis: COVID-19 and Corruption in Indonesia 12/28
Scandal of the Year: COVID-19 Corruption in South Africa 12/27
Amid Corruption Allegations, Probe Ordered into India’s COVID-19 Spending 12/24
Amid Corruption and COVID-19, Indonesia’s President Shakes Up Cabinet 12/23
Former Indonesian State Minister’s Corruption of COVID-19 Government Aid 12/21
Waste, Negligence and Cronyism: Inside Britain’s Pandemic Spending 12/17
Peru’s Presidential Frenzy Is Threatening Hard-Won Coronavirus Victories 12/16
Crisis in Peru: The interplay Between COVID-19 and Corruption 12/13
Thefts of COVID-19 Medical Supplies Highlights Kenya’s Corruption Problem 12/13
South African Officials Receive 8000 COVID Grant Applications From Deceased 12/11

Opinion & Position Pieces


A COVID-19 Checkup: How the IMF’s Transparency Measures Have Fared So Far 12/18

Healthcare & Corruption


Coming to a Black Market Near You: COVID-19 Vaccine 1/10
Officials Warn of Fake COVID-19 Vaccines 1/4
Let’s Make Sure Corruption Does Not Derail the Vaccine Rollout 12/17

Democracy & Governance


Corruption and COVID-19: Pandemic Heightens Importance of Strong Governance 1/10
COVID-19 Crackdowns, Expanded Authoritarianism, And The Post-Pandemic World 12/30

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