Tina Søreide, Alves da Rocha, Regina Santos, Antonio Costa, Nelson Pestana
A need to fortify barriers against corruption
Between early 2002 and 2009 the Angolan government invested around USD 30.4 billion in new infrastructure, hospitals, schools and other public construction projects that are critical for reconstructing the country after 27 years of civil war. But in a sector that is widely recognized as highly vulnerable to corruption, a key question is whether these massive investments have produced the commensurate value for the people of Angola. Researchers from CMI (U4’s home institution) and CEIC (Centro de Estudos e Investigação Científica of the Catholic University of Angola) summarise the risks of corruption in public financing of construction and offer a ground-level view of the challenges that need to be met. Click here to also read the brief "Ten challenges in public construction. CEIC-CMI public sector transparency study".