The 10th edition of the Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – Africa, reveals that while most people in Africa feel corruption increased in their country, a majority also feel optimistic that they, as citizens, can make a difference in the fight against corruption.
The Global Corruption Barometer for Africa was implemented by Afrobarometer, as part of its Round 7 surveys, in collaboration with Transparency International. A separate survey was commissioned by Transparency International for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which was conducted by Omega Research.
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Supervisory and justice systems should be transparent and accountable so that the public can assess their performance.
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