GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICES
Recognizing that good governance in the public sector is a critical component toward the pursuit of economic development (i.e political representation, institutional effectiveness, executive effectiveness, human rights and the rule of law, independence of media and civil society organizations, economic management and corruption control) efforts to improve governance have become a major thrust within Africa.
According to Transparency International’s corruption perception index, Seychelles, Botswana and Cabo Verde are the least corrupt countries in Africa. According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Mauritius, South Africa and Tunisia rank first, second, and third respectively among African nations for provision of e-government services.
Corruption in Africa is ranked second highest after South Asia./p>
22% of Africans who have had contact with public services agencies say they have paid a bribe.
In 2018, the African Union declared the year as a year of fighting corruption across the continent.