Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2319-8834

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Abstract

Can E-Government Mitigate Administrative Corruption? An Empirical study into the Potential Role of E-Government in Eradicating Administrative Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa

Elvis Asorwoe

Africa remains in an unusual position in relation to the debate on corruption, economic performance, and poverty. The debate on addressing corruption in Africa is never ending. Not only corruption hinders economic growth and increases poverty, but it also threatens good governance, undermines the effectiveness and efficiency of public services, and undermine rule of law. The adoption of e-government to provide citizens with information on public services is on the rise in both developed and developing countries, but Africa remains the region with the lowest ranking in the adoption of e-government technology. Using perceived level of corruption, e-government development index, and eparticipation index, empirical findings show that e-government has the potential to eradicate administrative corruption within Public Service in developing countries in Africa. This paper recommends developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa to develop e-government as anti-corruption tool to mitigate administrative corruption, reduce poverty, and increase economic growth.

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