From Civic Education to Anti-corruption Education: Building on the Experiences of South Africa and Tanzania

Corruption remains a major challenge for development in Africa. People worldwide perceive corruption as a widespread problem. Over the last two decades, anti-corruption and related education were almost absent from the development policy agenda, and only minimally included in discussions on the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals. Today, there is a growing demand from citizens for greater transparency and accountability leading to the importance of putting in place civic education programs. This paper seeks to put anti-corruption education on the main agenda of civic education in Africa.