You are here: Home / Topics / Africa

Africa

Editors Pick (15)
Stagnation of a "Miracle": Botswana's Governance Record Revisited This paper challenges the commonly held perception of Botswana as an “African miracle” in good governance. It does so by taking an empirical approach to assessing the extent of neopatrimonialism in Botswana, an issue which has been largely ignored in mainstream analyses. The author attempts to explain Botswana’s comparatively low levels of neopatrimonalism by looking at factors such as dominance of one political party, elite-cohesion, economic and administrative interests that have ensured a “strong” rational-legal state. However, he warns that changes in these underlying causes is giving rise to increased neopatrimonial exchanges in the country. Read More...
Silent and Lethal: How Quiet Corruption Undermines Africa’s Development This essay draws on this year’s Africa Development Indicators and sheds light on the direct and indirect impact of “quiet” forms of corruption on development outcomes. “Quiet” corruption is broadly defined as various types of malpractice of providers that do not involve monetary exchanges and result in a failure to deliver public services of adequate quality that have been paid for by the government. Read More...
Posted by fnawaz at Nov 26, 2010 12:00 AM |
Anti-corruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability Anticorruption in the Health Sector presents the experience of practitioners in tailoring anticorruption approaches specifically to the health sector. Read More...
More…
Datasets (6)
Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance The Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance uses 84 criteria across four main pillars of safety and rule of law, participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity, and human development to assess the quality of governance in Africa. Read More...
Africa Education Watch (AEW) The AEW provides the first regional overview of accountability and transparency challenges in delivering primary education in seven African countries (Ghana, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda). The report draws on in-depth national assessments of the situation based on desk-studies, user surveys and service provider interviews. Read More...
Posted by fnawaz at Nov 25, 2010 02:18 PM |
Categories: Africa, Education
East Africa Bribery Index Transparency International-Kenya’s East Africa Bribery Index captures citizens’ first hand experience of bribery and corruption in Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. Findings indicate that except for Rwanda, where bribery was found to be negligible, all countries face major corruption challenges in key institutions such as the judiciary, the police and local authorities. Public service institutions were perceived as the most bribe-prone institutions, compromising access to water, electricity, health and education services. Read More...
Posted by fnawaz at Nov 26, 2010 12:31 PM |
More…
Courses (3)
 
 
Filed under:

Our partners