Cameroon 34th in the list of most corrupted countries in Africa
According to the world corruption perception index in 2015, through which NGO Transparency International ranked 167 countries, Cameroon landed the 34th spot in Africa, and 130th at the global level. Thus, the country is in the top 40 of the most corrupted countries in the world.
Compared to end of the 90’s, Cameroon has really progressed in this ranking, which had twice seen Cameroon take the top spot for corruption at the world level in 1998 and 1999. Even though the phenomenon has decreased compared to the 90’s, thanks to the establishment of structures fighting against this social evil, corruption however remains one of biggest challenges to the social and economic development of the country.
For example, in its activity report for 2013 recently made public, the National Anti-Corruption Commission acknowledges that “2013 saw the evolution and sophistication of corruption techniques” in the country.