Organised crime and corruption in Africa

Image: Flickr, Biblioteca Nacional de España
Image: Flickr, Biblioteca Nacional de España

Global levels of corruption have not improved in the last decade (Global Competitiveness Report 2003).

Performance of both developing and richer countries are mixed. Traditional corruption (abuse of public office)-lower on average in OECD countries but undue influence is a major problem for some OECD countries. Southern OECD countries have higher levels of corruption than some African countries e.g. Botswana. Many OECD countries (e.g. USA) score worse on corporate governance than certain African countries e.g. South Africa. OECD based multi-nationals apply different corporate standards at home and in developing countries.

30 Apr 2008
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Region
Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
SAIIA Programme
Foreign Policy
Tags
Corruption, Crime
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