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Corruption and public service delivery

3 Dec 2019 Ghana
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Highlights from the Ghana Afrobarometer Round 8 survey in 2019.

At a glance

  • Paying bribes to access public services: The police is the institution that the largest number of citizens report bribing to access services.
  • Trends in perceived corruption among institutions: Perceived corruption among the police has declined modestly compared to 2017.
  • Level of corruption: More than half (53%) of Ghanaians say the level of corruption in the country has risen in the past year, a 17-percentage-point increase compared to 2017.
  • Evaluation of government performance in fighting corruption: Compared to 2017, there has been a 27-percentage-point decline in the approval rating of government’s performance in fighting corruption.