CITIZENS’ VIEWS AND EXPERIENCES OF CORRUPTION
Corruption is hindering Africa’s economic, political and social
development. It is a major barrier to economic growth, good
governance and basic freedoms, such as freedom of speech
or citizens’ right to hold governments to account. When money
that should support critical services, such as health care and
education, flows out of countries due to corruption, ordinary
citizens suffer most.
The Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – Africa, published by
Transparency International in partnership with Afrobarometer,
presents the largest, most detailed set of public opinion data
on citizens’ views on corruption and direct experiences of
bribery in Africa. The results show that more than half of all
citizens think corruption is getting worse in their country and
that their government is doing a bad job at tackling corruption.
The GCB found more than one in four people who accessed
public services, such as health care and education, paid a bribe
in the preceding year. This equates to approximately 130 million
citizens in the 35 countries surveyed.
Follow this link to download a copy of the report