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Media Advisory: Transparency International to release Africa corruption survey on 11 July, 2019

As government ministers, development professionals and civil society gather at the United Nations in New York for the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, 9 – 19 July 2019, Transparency International will release Global Corruption Barometer – Africa, the largest, most detailed survey of citizen views on corruption and experiences of bribery in Africa.

Released on African Anti-Corruption Day, the report includes recommendations on how the international community can reduce the negative impact of corruption in Africa, particularly on the poorest and youngest members of society who are disproportionately affected.

Global Corruption Barometer - Africa 2019

11 July 2019

00:01 EST / 06:01 CEST
Available online at

Global Corruption Barometer – Africa captures people’s experiences and perceptions of corruption in 35 countries and territories. Transparency International partnered with Afrobarometer, who spoke to 47,000 citizens between September 2016 and September 2018 about their perceptions of corruption and their direct experiences of bribery.

The countries surveyed are: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, DRC, Eswatini, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The survey includes questions on how citizens perceive corruption in government and public institutions and whether citizens pay bribes for essential services, like water, electricity and education.

The new survey follows the previous edition of the Global Corruption Barometer for Africa, last published in 2015.

Advanced copies are available upon request.

Notes to editors

On 12 July, Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair of Transparency International, will take part in a side-event at the High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development in New York and will be available for interviews on the Global Corruption Barometer – Africa.

Regional spokespersons from Transparency International, and national representatives from Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Togo will also be present and available for interviews.

Event details:

Multi-stakeholder perspectives on the implementation of SDG 16

9:00am – 12:30pm; Friday 12 July, 2019

4 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

For more information, registration and interview requests, please email [email protected]

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