Policy and research: Governance and corruption

Poor governance has a negative impact on the poor. Poor governance is a product of dysfunctional relationships between the state and its citizens.

Corruption is one of the major effects of poor governance. Corruption undermines well-being and quality of life, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable people. In Africa alone, the cost of corruption has been estimated at US$ 148 billion a year, representing 25 per cent of the continent’s GDP. 

Below are some of Tearfund's policy reports. Alongside our successful Unearth the Truth campaign, Tearfund's current Secret's Out campaign calls on G20 leaders to tackle corruption.