Botswana, the longtime African champion of free elections, autonomous bureaucracy and judiciary has slightly regressed over the past decade. Trends are contradictory, with on one hand fiscal transparency, one of the country’s strong points, backsliding, and on the other some new oversight legislation introduced. While anticorruption gets embroiled in political conflict, the way ahead is through more transparency using e-government and e-participation, where great untapped potential exists. Anticorruption prosecution is most convincing when going after people currently in office, not those in opposition.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years