This session is organized by Global Integrity, Knowledge Partner of the virtual 2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum.
Crossing borders is a strategy used by many vulnerable populations in an age of inequality and climate crisis. Borders are governed by complex rules and bureaucracy that present ample opportunities for corruption, producing hardship and rights abuses that often have significant gender dimensions. Applying a gender lens, this conversation will draw on new research that looks at how COVID restrictions at borders are impacting small scale cross border traders in East Africa. What happened to bribery and harassment with Covid restrictions and how are these dynamics gendered? What can Covid impacts tell us about how corruption operates more generally at these borders and about strategies traders use to keep their businesses alive when facing shocks? As economic activities resume Post-Covid, what have we learned to improve trader conditions, build social resilience and reduce extraction from vulnerable populations at these borders?
Jacqueline Klopp, GI-ACE researcher
- David Orega, Director of Partnerships, Sauti Africa
- Lornah Wahome, Research Manager, Busara Center, GI-ACE Researcher
- Eleanor Wiseman, Phd Candidate, Economics, University of California Berkeley
The language of this session is English.