Public Procurement and Corruption in Africa: A Literature Review

  • Andrea Appolloni
  • Jean Marie Mushagalusa Nshombo
Part of the Central Issues in Contemporary Economic Theory and Policy book series (CICETP)


Corruption is the major scourge of governments in Africa. This paper answers three questions: what types of corruption are found more often within public procurement in Africa? What are the major determinants of corruption in public procurement and what are the major challenges for the fight against corruption in public procurement in Africa? This paper examines the determinants of public procurement corruption in Africa, and finds that the economic, political, organizational and social determinants have a significant relationship with public procurement corruption in Africa, and proposes some challenges to consider in the fight against corruption in public procurement.


public procurement public accountability transparency corruption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Appolloni
    • 1
  • Jean Marie Mushagalusa Nshombo
    • 1
  1. 1.Tor Vergata UniversityRomeItaly

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