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New blog! COVID-19: Promoting accountability and transparency during the pandemic

Countries cannot ignore corruption during the COVID-19 response. Even in ordinary times,research has shown that corruption in the health sector causes losses of $455 billion per year and, according to OECD estimates, up to US$2 trillion of procurement costs could be lost to corruption.

Our new blog "COVID-19: Promoting accountability and transparency during the pandemic" by Aneta Wierzynska (Global Fund); David Clarke (WHO); Mark DiBiase & Anga Timilsina (UNDP), poses a serious question: How do we consider this reality during a global pandemic, when there are increased opportunities for corruption to take place, while at the same time not compromising an effective public health response?

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Global Network on Anti-corruption, Transparency and Accountability (GNACTA)

The Global Network on Anti-Corruption, Transparency and Accountability  (GNACTA) is a dynamic platform led by UNDP, WHO and the Global Fund to bring together a multiplicity of partners (e.g. health, development and humanitarian agencies, governments, civil society, private sector, academia and citizens) to tackle corruption in the health sector.  GNACTA aims to build the evidence base on how to tackle corruption, enhance collaboration and coordination among stakeholders, foster partnerships across and between countries and support countries to mobilize resources for anti-corruption efforts, hence reducing countries’ vulnerability to corruption. GNACTA contributes to the SDG 3 Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being (GAP) through “support of countries by harmonizing operational and financial strategies, policies and approaches”.

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