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This Anti-Corruption Helpdesk brief was produced in response to a query from the European Commission. The Anti-Corruption Helpdesk is operated by Transparency International and funded by the European Union

Query

Can you provide an overview of corruption and anti-corruption efforts in Cameroon?

Content

  1. Overview of corruption in Cameroon
  2. Corruption in public finance management
  3. Legal and institutional anti-corruption framework
  4. References

Summary

Cameroon is greatly affected by corruption. A strong executive branch, lack of judicial capacity, and widespread poverty in the country are some of the factors that have made corruption, in the form of bribery, extortion, tax evasion and electoral manipulation, so rampant. In terms of public financial management, Cameroon shows little progress in modernising its fiscal and tributary system or making it transparent.

Recent internationally financed efforts to combat corruption in the country have been launched with mixed results and extensive critiques from national and international actors. Transparency and the participation of civil society and media actors in policy formulation are still weak.

Authors

Iñaki Albisu Ardigó, Transparency International, tihelpdesk@transparency.org

Date

06/05/2016

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