SSA corporate funding: Corruption still weighs down Sub-Saharan Africa

By:
Chilli Wutte
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Euromoney Country Risk’s expert panel identifies corruption as the main political risk factor in most countries in the region, though overall economic risk has fallen since 2011.

 
 
 
Corruption in sub-Saharan Africa remains a serious concern for economists, according to the latest Euromoney Country Risk assessment of political risk in the region (covering corruption; government non-payments or non-repatriation; government stability; information access and transparency; institutional risk; regulatory and policy environment).

Corruption consistently received the worst risk scores for political factors in most countries in sub-Saharan Africa in 2014. The ECR score is displayed on a point scale, with the highest scores being nearly devoid of any risk, and 0 being completely exposed to all risk.