Transparency and Accountability in Angola

19 04 2010

“Angola remains an example of the problems that plague a resource-rich state. It relies on a centrally controlled major revenue stream and is therefore not reliant on domestic taxation or a diversified economy to function. Its rulers have unique opportunities for self-enrichment and corruption, especially because there is not enough transparency or political space for the public to hold them accountable. There are enormous disincentives to relinquish political power because it is also a path to economic enrichment.”

Source: Human Rights Watch via Zunia
http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/angola0410webwcover_1.pdf

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