More Commentaries on Corruption and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Perhaps unsurprisingly, folks in the anticorruption community have started to generate a fair amount of commentary on the links between the coronavirus pandemic and corruption/anticorruption; these pieces approach the connection from various angles, including how corruption might have contributed to the outbreak and deficiencies in the response, the importance of ensuring adequate anticorruption safeguards in the various emergency measures being implemented to address both the public health crisis and the associated economic crisis, and concerns about the longer term impact on institutional integrity and checks and balances. Last week I posted links to four such commentaries. Since then, we’ve had two commentaries on the corruption-coronavirus relationship here on GAB (yesterday’s post from Sarah Steingrüber, and last week’s post from Shruti Shah and Alex Amico). Since then, I’ve come across some more, and I thought it would be useful to provide those additional links, and perhaps to try to start collecting in one place a list of commentaries on corruption and coronavirus. The new sources I’ve come across are as follows:

In case it’s helpful to readers, I may start to compile and regularly update a list of corruption-coronavirus resources. The ones I’ve got so far (including those noted above):

I’m sure there are more useful commentaries, and many more to come over the coming weeks. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep a comprehensive list, but I’ll do my best to provide links to the resources I’m aware of, so if you know of useful pieces on the corruption-coronavirus link, please send me a note.

Thanks everyone, and stay safe.

3 thoughts on “More Commentaries on Corruption and the Coronavirus Pandemic

  1. Dear Mr Stephenson,

    Thank you for sharing this list, it is very useful. I also read your post on Coronavirus and Corruption outbreak. Last week I posted a brief post on my Linkedin account noting that AC bodies must be able to stand by their legal independence and fulfil their mandate. What I believe it would be interesting to see is whether there is any reaction by anti-corruption bodies on this. Unfortunately, I haven’t come across any reaction by those bodies so far.

    Vlora Marmullakaj
    Lawyer and AC practitioner

  2. Pingback: What we’re reading on conflict & governance – Covid-19 edition, 9 April – The Politics of … Conflict & Governance

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