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A case study on corrupt practices in Rwanda provides useful lessons
A social diagnosis can improve our understanding of why corrupt practices have increased. It can inform actions to correct the situation – for example through new codes of conduct and reduced fines.
12 February 2021
Vaccine hesitancy, institutional mistrust and corruption in sub-Saharan Africa: everything is connected
Corruption breeds mistrust in government institutions across sub-Saharan Africa. One result is that vaccines are not universally accepted as safe or effective.
20 May 2021
African civil society is busy ensuring accountable Covid-19 relief
Citizens in The Gambia, Nigeria, and South Africa are online to follow the money.
14 December 2020
Uganda’s Covid-19 supplementary budget: pandemic response or cash bonanza?
The allocation of the Covid-19 supplementary budget has opened the eyes of many Ugandans to the sectors that the government prioritises during budgeting processes.
24 July 2020
Community mobilisation: a strategy to rebuild trust and promote vaccine uptake in sub-Saharan Africa
Where trust in governments is low, community leaders and informal influencers can be effective messengers for accurate health information.
24 May 2021
Street-level corruption in Burundi: research reveals critical influence of social norms
Corruption in Burundi is systemic. A five-month investigation of tax collectors reveals the rationale behind behaviours at the street level.
6 October 2020
Social norms and networks
Corruption limits access to safe water and the effectiveness of the Covid-19 response in developing countries: The case of Uganda
Ways to strengthen anti-corruption efforts in the water sector include funding further studies to understand the problem, supporting monitoring and evaluation, and building sector capacity on…
8 June 2020
Bringing down corruption in Sudan through law enforcement? Some international lessons learned.
To establish trust and confidence in the transitional arrangement, it is crucial to appoint people with a clean track record.
25 April 2020
Zimbabwe’s anti-corruption courts. Progress and challenges
In 2018, Zimbabwe established anti-corruption courts where specially assigned judges and magistrates hear corruption cases. However, their success will depend on the expertise, capacity, and…
16 June 2021
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Overview of corruption and anti-corruption
Despite progress, many sub-Saharan Africa countries still face high levels of corruption. Governments and other actors are using various tools to tackle the problem.
19 March 2020