Dr Jörg Wiegratz and Nataliya Mykhalchenko co-author article in The Conversation

The piece explores how African countries are tackling the challenge of economic fraud.

Dr Jörg Wiegratz and Nataliya Mykhalchenko’s article ‘The fight against economic fraud: how African countries are tackling the challenge’ is a short summary of their joint research into “major characteristics of anti-fraud measures in several African countries”. Their research identified a diverse set of measures that had been introduced across 11 African countries (Malawi, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Madagascar, Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone). From the measures introduced, Dr Wiegratz and Nataliya were able to identify 10 particular characteristics which they outline within the piece.

Nataliya is currently a Research Associate at the Centre for African Studies (LUCAS), University of Leeds. She is also serving as an intern at the United Nations Population Fund. In 2015, as part of a funded five-week University of Leeds Summer Research Internship Scheme, Nataliya began researching anti-fraud initiatives on the African continent. The following year, supported by RoAPE, she continued her research. Nataliya graduted with a Bachelors in International Development from the University of Leeds and has since completed a Masters by Research in Social Research, Law and Legal Studies at Birkbeck, University of London.