The Weight of Corruption on Women Leaders in Africa

02.21.2018 | Videos | Lars Benson |

On February 21, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) hosted a panel discussion on the vital role that women leaders in Africa can play – and the unique challenges they face – in combatting corruption in government and business.

Around the world, systemic corruption continues to impede market development and erode the legitimacy of political systems. Across Africa, leaders have attempted to tackle the corruption endemic in bureaucracies, business, and security forces, with varying success. As Africa has witnessed the rise of prominent women presidents such as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Joyce Banda of Malawi, these women have also vowed to tackle corruption in their respective countries, yet faced many obstacles in doing so.

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Watch a full broadcast below