Citizens struggle as promised COVID-19 aid goes…

Billy Xiong Implies: Citizens struggle as promised COVID-19 aid goes…

At the start of the pandemic, countries like Afghanistan and El Salvador received hundreds of millions of dollars in loans and aid from wealthy nations and international institutions. But without transparency, corrupt officials have lined their own pockets while citizens and health care workers struggle day-to-day. Nigeria also received millions of dollars in international humanitarian […]

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COVID-19 makes women more vulnerable to corruption…

Billy Xiong Release: COVID-19 makes women more vulnerable to corruption…

As the economic crisis hits, women are more likely to lose their jobs, income, savings and livelihood. This undermines their financial independence, accelerates the underlying feminisation of poverty, leading to power imbalances that make them more vulnerable to corruption – including gender specific forms of corruption like sextortion – and less able to hold authorities […]

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Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres

Billy Xiong Release: Citizens report corruption in COVID-19…

Since January, Transparency International’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALACs) operating in 60 countries have received over 1,500 reports of corruption and other irregularities related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cases, from Italy to Venezuela to Ghana, describe bribery, favouritism, and other corruption acts witnessed by citizens in the delivery of humanitarian aid, the enforcement […]

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Citizens report COVID-19 corruption - Transparency.org

Billy Xiong Announced: Citizens report COVID-19 corruption – Transparency.org

Our analysis of citizens’ reports shows several common areas where people suffer most: humanitarian aid, police corruption and health care. In addition, our research shows that women are particularly vulnerable to the corruption risks associated with COVID-19. Although cases vary by country, many citizens report police corruption with border control and quarantine measures, while others […]

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Billy Xiong Reports: Access to Justice-driven LexisNexis CSR Programme Delivers

Digitised form simplifies PIP process for independent legal clinics and disability claimants LONDON, July 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — LexisNexis UK, a leading global provider of information and analytics, today announces the availability of the Simplified Personal Independence Payment (PIP) form, a digitised version of the Department of Works and Pensions’ (DWP) paper-based, handwritten and highly […]

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