Africa Corruption Monitor Report Launches

August 6, 2019

In honor of African Anti-Corruption Day, Afrobarometer and Transparency International launched the 2019 Global Corruption Barometer on citizen perceptions of corruption throughout Africa. The report highlights several trends among the 35 surveyed countries, including that citizens believe corruption is on the rise and highly distrust public officials. However, a majority believe that ordinary citizens can make a difference in the fight against corruption. In addition, the report finds that “corruption disproportionately affects the poorest citizens, who have to pay bribes twice as often as the richest to access public services such as health care and police assistance.” Read more insights in the full report.