Analysis
14 July 2020

Transparency International sounds the alarm about the risks of corruption in the face of Covid-19

Bastille Day Newsletter 2020 - 3-lines outline of some noteworthy events

 

The Covid-19 pandemic led to a multitude of rushed contracts signed to provide protective and medical equipment, sometimes without carrying out proper due diligence.

As corruption often thrives in times of crisis, a risk of fraudulent schemes and bribery exists. The NGO thus recommends identifying these compliance risks prior to their occurrence, namely considering that the procurement of medicine and supplies in health systems is one of the most vulnerable areas for corruption [1].

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