Citizens Views and Experiences of Corruption: Africa 2019

Coralie Pring

Jon Vrushi

12 Aug 2019

68pages PDF

Corruption is hindering Africa’s economic, political and social development. It is a major barrier to economic growth, good governance and basic freedoms, such as freedom of speech or citizens’ right to hold governments to account. More than this, corruption affects the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. While it varies extensively across countries and public institutions, corruption harms hundreds of millions of citizens by undermining their chances of a stable, prosperous future. This 10th edition of the Global Corruption Barometer – Africa shows that the range of corruption challenges that African citizens face is complex and multifaceted, requiring fundamental and systemic changes. It also highlights that while most people surveyed felt corruption had increased in their country, a majority felt that they, as citizens, could make a difference in the fight against corruption. The Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – Africa, presents the largest, most detailed set of public opinion data on citizens’ views on corruption and direct experiences of bribery in Africa. Based on fieldwork conducted in 34 countries between 2016 and 2018, the GCB incorporates the views of more than 47,000 citizens in 35 countries across Africa.