The Role of the Private Sector in Tackling Corruption

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Institute for Public Policy Research


Corruption in the private sector is part of the total level of corruption in a country. It is necessary to investigate the level of corruption in Namibia in comparison with other countries. One of the most popular indices used by investors to provide them with an indication of the level of corruption in a country as a decision-making indicator for investment purposes is the Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International (TI). The TI Index on corruption and good governance is compiled annually per country. Countries are classified as open economies or closed economies. Countries are rated out of 10 – with 10 being a perfect score, indicating no corruption and perfect good governance. The problem with international indices, however, is that they are simplistic indices and do not perceive and tackle corruption from a holistic or systemic perspective.


Briefing Paper: IPPR Anti-corruption Research Programme


Corruption, Investment indicators, Namibia, Corruption Perception Index, Governance


Coetzee, J. (2018). The role of the private sector in tackling corruption. Institute for Public Policy Research.