ONGWEDIVA ANNUAL TRADE FAIR CORRUPTION PERCEPTION SURVEY 2009
The Anti-Corruption Commission was established by the Anti-Corruption Act No. 8 of 2003 with the mandate to, amongst others, receive or initiate and investigate allegations of corrupt practices, prevent the occurrences of corrupt practices and educate the public on the dangers of corruption.
Corruption is a key indicator of weak governance and has detrimental effects on the economic, social and political wellbeing of the nation. Corruption hampers national, economic, social and political progress. It usually results in lowering competition and effectiveness, productivity and fair competition. Corruption further increases public spending and discourages economic innovation.
Corruption in the end affects every member of society irrespective of his or her social status. However, the worst and immediate victims of corruption are the poor and marginalized members of society. It exacerbates poverty and inequality because of fewer opportunities to participate in the mainstream of the economy. Corruption limits access to education and eventually to unemployment opportunity.
In line with the above mentioned factors, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) conducted a Perception Survey to generate data in order to design comprehensive governance and anti-corruption strategies. The survey will provide necessary information that will guide the ACC’s intervention measure and help to prioritize the type of educational programs to implement.
It is on this basis that the Commission undertook a Perception Survey in order to provide accurate information on the extent of corruption in Namibia. The survey measures perception relating to corruption and service delivery of public service. It is, in addition, an important instrument for monitoring progress made in the fight against corruption in Namibia.
Download the complete servey report as PDF file here (182 KB).