Tackling Corruption in Commonwealth Africa

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Tackling Corruption in Commonwealth Africa

Contributors: Roger Koranteng
Publication date: 1 October 2018
ISBN: 978-1-84929-182-8
Pages: 152

The five countries featured in this book – Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Rwanda and Seychelles – were selected because of their relatively strong scores on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, or because they had registered a significant improvement in their scores over the previous decade. These countries, while continuing to experience challenges arising from corruption have made significant progress.

'Tackling Corruption in Commonwealth Africa' identifies the institutions in each country that have taken the lead in reducing the impact of corruption and accounts for the factors – both technical and political – that have enabled these institutions to implement successful anti-corruption strategies.

With the many examples of anti-corruption activities contained here, the research challenges the assumption that developing Global South economies are more corrupt than Western economies. Whether in the reform of legal and institutional frameworks, reports on prosecutions, or fraudulent cross-border activities the research throws up numerous examples of the international dimensions of corruption, particularly with respect to asset repatriation and money laundering.

ContentsExpand or collapse me

List of figures
List of tables
Acronyms and Abbreviations

1. Introduction
1.1 Commonwealth anti-corruption effort
1.2 Background data
1.3 Corruption perceptions index
1.4 Global competitiveness index
1.5 Corruption and economic freedom
1.6 Preventative and transparency measures
1.7 ACA investigative and prevention activities
1.8 Case studies reviews
1.9 Conclusion and policy recommendations

2. Botswana
Executive Summary
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Legal and institutional backing for anti-corruption measures
2.3 Conclusions: lessons, challenges, recommendations

3. Mauritius
Executive Summary
3.1 Introduction 43
3.2 Anti-corruption reforms and their efficacy
3.3 Parallel reforms impacting on the level of corruption
3.4 Key achievements of the anti-corruption drive
3.5 Conclusion: lessons, challenges and recommendations
Annex 3.1 List of Interviewees

4. Lesotho
Executive summary
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Anti-corruption reforms and their efficacy
4.3 Conclusions: lessons, challenges and recommendations
Annex 4.1 Anti-corruption legal and institutional framework
Annex 4.2 List of main stakeholders consulted

5. Rwanda
Executive Summary
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Combating corruption
5.3 Conclusion: lessons, challenges and recommendations
Annex 5.1 List of interviewees

6. Seychelles
Executive Summary
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Combating Corruption
6.3 Conclusion: lessons, challenges and recommendations
Annex 6.1 Personal interviews