sub-saharan africa/africa_middle_east/regional pages

Despite recent progress in democracy and human rights in a number of African countries, corruption remains one of the biggest challenges throughout the continent. Enormous natural resources in a number of countries have proven too tempting to some elites and international business concerns. Aid resources provided by multilateral and bilateral agencies have not been immune to corruption and misuse. Public services are unevenly provided and of poor quality, and civil servants are often so badly paid that they resort to petty corruption in order to survive. The institutions that are intended to provide checks and balances within the system are generally under-resourced and lack independence.

sub-saharan africa/africa_middle_east/regional pages

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