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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Corruption and the future of the public service in Africa
Author:Ayee, Joseph R.A.
Year:2002
Periodical:Verfassung und Recht in ▄bersee
Volume:35
Issue:1
Pages:6-22
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:corruption
civil service
Abstract:Corruption has for a long time been the most formidable challenge to the public service in Africa. Corruption has not only eroded the public service's established principles such as merit, neutrality, equality, accountability and representativeness, but also its legitimacy or public confidence. This paper discusses the implications of continuing corruption for the future of the public service in Africa in the wake of democratization and reform of the public sector. The paper is divided into four sections. Section 1 is devoted to the definition of corruption and its various forms. Section 2 discusses the causes of corruption and their effects on the African public service. Section 3 examines the measures that can be put in place to curb corruption in the public service. Section 4 highlights recommendations that could improve the efficacy of the measures aimed at controlling corruption vis-Ó-vis the future of the public service. Notes, ref., sum (p. 3).
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