Kaunain
Rahman

Research Coordinator

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Kaunain received her Master's in Corruption and Governance from The Centre for the Study of Corruption at the University of Sussex in the UK where her focus area of research was corruption in international business. She works as Research Coordinator at Transparency International (TI), and her main responsibilities lie with the Anti-Corruption Helpdesk. In the NGO sector, she has worked as an external contributor for TI's Anti-Corruption Helpdesk, campaigned for nuclear disarmament as Regional Ambassador for South Asia at Global Zero in the USA, and volunteered with the Child in Need Institute (CINI) in India. In the private sector, she has worked as an associate consultant for internal audit services at Ernst and Young (EY) in India. Her other qualifications include degrees in Political Science and Human Rights.

      Recent work

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        Mitigating corruption risks in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

        6 Apr 2021

        The scale and complexity of manufacturing, allocating and distributing COVID-19 vaccines across the world presents an unprecedented challenge. Troublingly, ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines is a process endangered by corruption.

        Covid-19 and corruption
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        Madagascar: Overview of corruption and anti-corruption

        9 Mar 2021

        Madagascar grapples with systemic corruption, a weak rule of law and porous borders with an abundance of natural resources, which has in turn given rise to various organised criminal networks dealing in illicit trade.

        Natural resources and energy
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        Étude de la corruption et des mesures anti-corruption à Madagascar

        9 Mar 2021

        Corruption systémique, État de droit faible et frontières peu étanches avec une grande richesse en ressources naturelles favorisent l’essor de différents réseaux de crime organisé s’adonnant à divers trafics.

        Natural resources and energy
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        Corruption in statistics production

        16 Dec 2020

        Specific corruption risks may occur at different points of the data processing cycle. For example, bribery and bid rigging in procurement could be a risk at the data collection stage when the task is outsourced.

        Anti-corruption basics
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        Zambia: Overview of corruption and anti-corruption

        11 Nov 2020

        Zambia faces significant corruption challenges; public procurement and the justice sector are especially affected.

        Anti-corruption basics

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