Methods used to measure corruption in Africa "unreliable"

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A view of Africa Hall, Headquarters of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. UN Photo/Yutaka Nagata (file photo)

The way in which corruption is measured in Africa is unreliable and it doesn't give the whole picture, a new report by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has found.

The assessment is based mostly on an individual's perception of the extent of the crime and often ignores the international dimension of corrupt acts and practices.

According to UNECA economist Eunice Ajambo, multinationals are sometimes guilty of "grand corruption" like tax evasion and underreporting revenue.

Ms Ajambo told Priscilla Lecomte that stakeholders must "rethink" the way corruption is evaluated on the continent.

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