Corruption And Human Development In Africa

Corruption and Human Development in Africa PDF
Author: Jacques Nguemegne
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 145689899X
Size: 73.13 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 220
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Corruption And Human Development In Africa

by Jacques Nguemegne, Corruption And Human Development In Africa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Corruption And Human Development In Africa books, This study is, to the author's knowledge, the fi rst empirical cross-country analysis of the relationship between corruption and human development (HD) in Africa. In most African countries the current state of HD is critically poor. In spite of two decades of democratization and substantial economic growth or stability corruption has become endemic and tends to adversely affect HD conditions and needs. Using a pooledcross- section-across time-design and a sample of 40 African countries over many years (2003 2007) and based on an OLS Analysis, this study attempts an empirical examination of the association between corruption and HD in Africa, while holding constant economic growth, government socioeconomic or welfare expenditures and political system and, controlling for some major internal and external economic variables. As found, corruption adversely affects human development in Africa. Overall, based on the main study model (Model 1) a unit increase in the corruption level (CPI) on a scale of 1 to 10 will cause a .48 percent decrease in the state of HD (HDI).The relationship between corruption and HD is however non-linear: using Model 3 which incorporate a square term of corruption, it was found that at and below 4.577 RCPI (i.e. 5.42 normal CPI) corruptions is likely to positively affect HD whereas at and above 4.577 RCPI corruption rather tends to adversely affect HD with an increasing return. Besides, it was also found, using Model 2 which incorporates an interaction term of corruption and political system, that democratization has deceived scientists' theoretical projections and people's political expectations of the 1990s'. Democracy has not improved HD in Africa. Both non-and partly democratic (i.e., authoritarian) and democratic political systems adversely affect HD. The adverse impact of corruption on HD is even worse in the latter systems. After checking for the main effect (Model 2) it appears that, as corruption increases by one unit, HD decreases by 9.48 percent in African countries with authoritarian systems. In contrast , the same one unit increase in corruption will have an additional 5.23 percent decrease in the HD of African countries with a democratic system. This study brings new insights about public policies ineffectiveness and failures to satisfy increasing HD needs in Africa. It throws new lights on the relationship existing between economic growth, democracy and corruption and HD. It suggests some policy reforms which could improve the state of HD in Africa. Overall, it is an important contribution to the theoretical and empirical body of administrative theory and knowledge.


Corruption And Constitutionalism In Africa

Corruption and Constitutionalism in Africa PDF
Author: Charles M. Fombad
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198855591
Size: 64.30 MB
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Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 560
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Corruption And Constitutionalism In Africa

by Charles M. Fombad, Corruption And Constitutionalism In Africa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Corruption And Constitutionalism In Africa books, This collection of essays to focuses on the critical issue of corruption that lies at the heart of the crisis of constitutionalism in Africa. Most anti-corruption measures over the years have been inadequate, serving merely as symbolic gestures to give the impression something is being done. The African Union's declaration of 2018 as the 'African anti-corruption year', belated though it be, is an open recognition by African governments of the impact corruption will have on the continent unless urgent steps are taken. The key objective of this volume is to draw attention to the problem of corruption, the complexity of the situation, with all its multi-faceted social, political, economic and legal dimensions, and the need for remedial action.


Dialogue On Challenges For Democratic Governance And Human Development In Africa

Dialogue on Challenges for Democratic Governance and Human Development in Africa PDF
Author: Electoral Institute of Southern Africa. Symposium
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Category : Africa
Languages : en
Pages : 81
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Dialogue On Challenges For Democratic Governance And Human Development In Africa

by Electoral Institute of Southern Africa. Symposium, Dialogue On Challenges For Democratic Governance And Human Development In Africa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dialogue On Challenges For Democratic Governance And Human Development In Africa books,


Sovereignty Corruption And Civil Service Reform Implementation In Zimbabwe

Sovereignty  Corruption  and Civil Service Reform Implementation in Zimbabwe PDF
Author: Paul Mavima
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN:
Size: 71.68 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 214
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Sovereignty Corruption And Civil Service Reform Implementation In Zimbabwe

by Paul Mavima, Sovereignty Corruption And Civil Service Reform Implementation In Zimbabwe Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sovereignty Corruption And Civil Service Reform Implementation In Zimbabwe books, This book is based on the case of civil service reforms that were formally adopted in Zimbabwe in 1991 and were implemented in several phases. The book investigates the implementation of these reforms and their influence by two sets of factors that are in competition with one another. There are international pressures that compel the adoption of the reforms yet the local factors resist this implementation. The local factors include elite and national mentalities, practices and preferences, and ideals about the role and scope of government. Sovereignty, Corruption and Civil Service Reform Implementation in Zimbabwe recommends that the traditional discourse on administrative reform and management capacity building in Africa and other developing countries needs to be extended in recognition of the importance of this tension.