CORRUPTION RISKS IN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA THREATEN NATIONAL RESPONSES TO COVID-19

Public procurement – A working group of seven national chapters of Transparency International are today calling upon governments across the MENA region to adopt urgent and practical recommendations to prevent corruption from undermining the response to the COVID-19 crisis.

IMF: MAKE COVID-19 FUNDS TRANSPARENT, ACCOUNTABLE

Intergovernmental bodies – Transparency International, Human Rights Watch and Global Witness said that the International Monetary Fund should include transparency and anti-corruption measures in coronavirus-related emergency relief programs to ensure that billions of dollars disbursed to countries help the most vulnerable.

GOVERNMENTS AND CORPORATIONS NEED TO GUARANTEE SAFETY OF COVID-19 WHISTLEBLOWERS

Whistleblowing – Transparency International urges decision-makers at the highest level to resist the temptation to control the flow of information and instead offer assurances to individuals who witness corruption and wrongdoing to blow the whistle.

MONTENEGRO: PUBLIC DEBATE ON ACCESS TO INFORMATION LAW MUST BE DELAYED

Access to information – Meaningful, participatory debate on the crucial legislative changes is impossible during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

CORONAVIRUS SPARKS HIGH RISK OF CORRUPTION ACROSS LATIN AMERICA

Public procurement – Thirteen Latin American chapters of Transparency International publish an analysis of corruption risk in public procurement as part of the region’s response to the Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic.

SWEDBANK’S DIRTY MONEY DEALINGS SHOULD TRIGGER FUNDAMENTAL CHANGES IN ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING SUPERVISION

Financial markets – Together with its Latvian, Lithuanian and Swedish national chapters, Transparency International sounds the alarm over the glaring flaws in European Union’s anti-money laundering system following new revelations concerning Swedbank.

US CONGRESS MUST PROACTIVELY PREVENT CORRUPTION FROM DERAILING CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

Politics and government – Proposed reforms will help ensure that corruption does not slow down the response to the pandemic, prolong the suffering of Americans and those dependent on U.S. foreign aid, or undermine the economic recovery from the crisis.

THE G20 MUST PUT HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST AT THE HEART OF ITS RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Intergovernmental bodies – We welcome the announcement of a G20 extraordinary virtual Summit on the COVID-19 pandemic and urge G20 leaders to guarantee access to information, civic space and media freedom and transparency around decision-making in their response.