Zimbabwe: Overview of corruption in the health and education sectors and in local governments

Abstract

Query

Please provide an overview of corruption in Zimbabwe, specifically focused in the areas of health, education and local government.

Summary

There are few studies that focus specifically on corruption in the health and education sectors in Zimbabwe. Most studies discuss the daunting challenges faced by these sectors in the past decade, which, although not directly related to corruption, may be a consequence of high levels of corruption permeating the country. The major forms of corruption affecting health, education and local government in developing countries (such as bribery, nepotism, embezzlement, theft, mismanagement and absenteeism) are prevalent in Zimbabwe, however further research would be needed to assess their scale and explore possible anti-corruption strategies.

Citation

Chêne, M. Zimbabwe: Overview of corruption in the health and education sectors and in local governments. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2015) 9 pp. [U4 Expert Answer, April 2015, No. 2015: 06]

Zimbabwe: Overview of corruption in the health and education sectors and in local governments

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