The Problem of Measuring Corruption in Africa - The International Dimensions Matter

Publisher:
Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
Publication Date:
15 April 2016
Tags:
Africa, Capital Flows, Economy, Business and Finance, Governance

This fourth edition of the African Governance Report focuses on the importance of measuring corruption and of understanding its international dimensions. The report challenges the traditionally narrow notion of corruption as the "abuse of public office for private gain". This definition places too much emphasis on public office and on the ostensible legality of the act, neglecting the corrupt tendencies prevalent in the private and non-State sectors. Policymakers must understand the importance and implications of viewing corruption as a broader phenomenon where private agents share significant responsibility. Download report: http://www.uneca.org/sites/default/files/PublicationFiles/agr4_eng_fin_web_11april.pdf

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