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African Journal of Economic Policy

The Determinants of Corruption in Cameroon

Authors: NT Henri, AO Henri

Journal: African Journal of Economic Policy

The objective of this study is to identify the characteristics of the users of public services who do not pay bribes in five activity sectors in Cameroon; police, justice, transport, health and education. We found public services’ users who do not pay bribes were the poor, young, less-educated and those who work mostly in the private sector. The incidence of corruption decreased with the supply of certain public goods and services. Thus, the government should promote the rule of law, increase the market share of private schools and hospitals, and develop professional codes of conduct in each sector.