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Fighting corruption during a pandemic

COVID-19 and corruption

How is a virus connected to increasing cases of corruption and what can be done to respond? In this paper we discuss steps to counter corruption during a pandemic.

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Responding to corruption during a pandemic

News permeating about a spike in fraud during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as lessons drawn from Ebola, show us that COVID-19 requires a cross-government response.

Government institutions that detect fraud and ensure that resources reach their destination are part of the frontline response to the disease. In this paper, Adam Smith International considers the responses to corruption during a pandemic and why anti-corruption institutions are important both now and in the aftermath of the pandemic.



  • Corruption & COVID-19
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Corruption risks directly related to COVID-19
  • Learning from the Ebola crisis
  • What is ASI doing in response?

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