|2021 has been a busy year for the SOAS-ACE programme as the SOAS Team and our partners complete our research projects and work with stakeholders in different sectors and countries around the world to explore feasible and effective anti-corruption strategies.
A particularly exciting development this year has been SOAS-ACE’s work on corruption in the health sector with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Going against the mainstream public health consensus, our work has shown the significance of corruption in the sector and the plausibility of feasible anti-corruption solutions and its adoption by key donors has ensured high impact. Our researchers contributed to the formation of the Coalition for Accountability, Transparency and Anti-Corruption in Health (CATCH) which includes the WHO, the UNDP, the Global Fund and the World Bank, and is supported by NORAD. Our researchers also contributed to the formation of the Health Systems Global Thematic Working Group (TWG) – Action on Accountability and Anti-corruption for achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (AAA-SDG). The TWGs are a core component of the HSG’s work and we believe this is the first instance where corruption has been introduced as a central theme at an international platform of this scale in the health sector. Find out more and join this group.
Over the next few months we look forward to sharing more exciting findings from our research in a a range of sectors including health, education, energy and extractives.