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Perfect Storm: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Transnational Kleptocracy   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has exacerbated existing corruption risks worldwide while creating new opportunities for authoritarian regimes to repress political opposition, independent media, and civil society groups. An unprecedented global surge in public spending and procurement that has sidestepped important safeguards against abuse, combined with distraction and disarray in the international community, has created ideal conditions for transnational kleptocracy. Yet authoritarian regimes also are facing unprecedented challenges, as their populations grow less tolerant of the corruption that often undermines the pandemic response."

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2021-03
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National Endowment for Democracy; International Forum for Democratic Studies
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National Endowment for Democracy: https://www.ned.org/
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