African anti-corruption agencies and the problem of independence

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Description

Anti-corruption law enforcement in Africa is facing multiple challenges, ranging from a lack of resources to the difficulty of producing evidence that holds up in court. This blog post focuses on one aspect of anti-corruption law enforcement that has proven to be particularly challenging: the independence of most African anti-corruption agencies. Originally deemed one of their greatest strengths, our research in Malawi, Nigeria, and Tanzania shows that the agencies’ independence has turned out to be a major impediment.

Period26 Nov 2019

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleAfrican Anti-Corruption Agencies and the Problem of Independence
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletGlobal Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence Research Programme
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date26/11/19
    DescriptionAnti-corruption law enforcement in Africa is facing multiple challenges, ranging from a lack of resources to the difficulty of producing evidence that holds up in court. This blog post focuses on one aspect of anti-corruption law enforcement that has proven to be particularly challenging: the independence of most African anti-corruption agencies. Originally deemed one of their greatest strengths, our research in Malawi, Nigeria, and Tanzania shows that the agencies’ independence has turned out to be a major impediment.
    Producer/AuthorGerhard Anders
    PersonsGerhard Anders

Keywords

  • Corruption
  • Africa
  • Law enforcement