People and corruption: Africa survey 2015 – Global Corruption Barometer

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Report published 1 December 2015
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For the latest African edition of the Global Corruption Barometer, we partnered with the Afrobarometer, which spoke to 43,143 respondents across 28 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa between March 2014 and September 2015 to ask them about their experiences and perceptions of corruption in their country. Shockingly, we estimate that nearly 75 million people have paid a bribe in the past year – some of these to escape punishment by the police or courts, but many also forced to pay to get access to the basic services that they desperately need. A majority of Africans perceive corruption to be on the rise and think that their government is failing in its efforts to fight corruption; and many also feel disempowered as regards to taking action against corruption. In Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia and Ghana citizens are the most negative about the scale of corruption in their country.

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Country / Territory - Benin   |   Botswana   |   Burkina Faso   |   Burundi   |   Cameroon   |   Cape Verde   |   Côte d’Ivoire   |   Ghana   |   Guinea   |   Kenya   |   Lesotho   |   Liberia   |   Madagascar   |   Malawi   |   Mali   |   Mauritius   |   Namibia   |   Niger   |   Nigeria   |   Senegal   |   Sierra Leone   |   South Africa   |   Swaziland   |   Tanzania   |   Togo   |   Uganda   |   Zambia   |   Zimbabwe   
Region - Sub-Saharan Africa   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Accountability   |   Human rights   |   Law enforcement   |   Politics and government   |   Poverty and development   |   Private sector   |   Public services   |   Surveys   
Tags - Global Corruption Barometer   |   Surveys   |   Bribery   |   Public officials   |   Afrobarometer   |   Citizens   

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