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The Impact: Coronavirus and Organized Crime - Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime EPISODE 11, 24th June 2020
COVID and Corruption P2
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COVID and Corruption P2

This Pandemic is causing huge economic impacts. The World Bank has forecast a contraction of 5.3% in global GDP in 2020 – that is the deepest global recession in decades leaving lasting scars on the lives of people living all over the world.

And this could manifest itself in many ways - a rush to push government policy through to help combat the immediate effects of COVID means that the usual stringent checks may be ignored.

And organized criminal networks are positioning themselves to capture state institutions and contracts – enriching themselves at the expense of the public.

Guests

Andy Guth - adjunct professor and an expert on anti-corruption and how it works with transnational organized crime groups.

Professor Adriano Nuvunga - Director of the Centre for Democracy and Development in Mozambique and a leading civil society activist.

Vanda Felbab-Brown - Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and also a member of the GI Network of experts.

Ambassador Ugi Zvekic - Senior Adviser at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime.

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