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UNODC: Covid 19 and Anti Corruption

Covid 19 and Anti Corruption - Accountability and the prevention of Corruption in the allocation and distribution of emergency economic rescue packages in the context and aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic

Por: Escritório das Nações Unidas sobre Drogas e Crime (UNODC)


«On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the current outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory illness caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is a pandemic.1 In response to this global health crisis, Member States have taken a broad range of measures to contain and mitigate the spread of the virus, including decrees that mandate “social distancing” and the large-scale closure of small- and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”), leading in many cases to the widespread, temporary unemployment of millions of people. These measures of economic “lockdown” have resulted, in the immediate term, in a signifi cant slowdown of global economic activity and an increase in social instability, which disproportionately affects the poor, leading to an inability to pay for housing, basic provisions and public services.» (...)

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