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Combatting Land Corruption in Africa: Good Practice Examples

One in every five people worldwide has paid a bribe to access land services. In Sub-Saharan Africa, this number rises to one in every two people. Corruption within systems of land administration and management is known as “land corruption”.

Whether it’s an opaque deal between private investors and local authorities, citizens having to pay bribes during land administration processes, or customary laws that deny women their land rights, land corruption hits the poor and marginalised hardest.

This publication brings together a diverse collection of good practices developed by our colleagues from national Transparency International chapters working to tackle land corruption across the continent. Each practice is described in detail (including the key steps for implementation and factors for achieving success) in a format intended to guide others working against corruption to use the same techniques, while encouraging adaptation and fostering future innovations.