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Addis Ababa, 2 April 2016 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa has today launched its fourth Africa Governance Report (AGR IV) titled, “Measuring Corruption in Africa: the international dimension matters.”
The report argues that existing measures of corruption are predominantly perception-based, and that they ignore the international dimension of corruption. AGR IV also notes that alternative non-perception-based methods of measuring corruption remain inadequately developed, but calls on African countries to adopt approaches that are fact-based and built on more objective and quantitative criteria.
Speaking at the launch, Namibia’s minister of finance, Calle Schlettwein said, “Current indices on corruption do not present a reliable picture of the situation in Africa.” Schlettwein praised ECA for devoting efforts, time and resources to AGR IV, which he described as “An important report on corruption.”
The full original article can be found at uneca.org