Corruption in Education

A report by Transparency International found that one in six students around the world had to pay a bribe in order to receive education services. In addition to the bribes, corrupt actions taken by officials has prevented millions of dollars from reaching schools. In Kenya, funding that could be used to purchase up to 11… Continue reading Corruption in Education

Fake Goods in Dar es Salaam

Security officials estimate that up to 35 to 40 percent of all goods sold in markets in Dar es Sallam, Tanzania are counterfeit products. Most of the fake goods originate from Asia, with China being the primary export of counterfeits to the country. The counterfeit goods market from China has increased as legitimate trade between… Continue reading Fake Goods in Dar es Salaam

Percentage Cut for Corrupt Wildlife Ranger

Wildlife traffickers are able to get up to 30 kilograms of ivory from a single elephant. If the market value of the a kilogram is $300, then the ivory from a single elephant would generate up to $9,000 on the black market. According to a report in the Guardian, a corrupt wildlife ranger who allows… Continue reading Percentage Cut for Corrupt Wildlife Ranger

Area of Forest Cut Down in Tanzania Each Year

Illegal logging activities in Tanzania is estimated to cut down up to 500,000 hectares of forest each year. The entire country has 33.5 million hectares of forest.

Between 2004 and 2005, up to $58 Million was lost to illegal logging in Tanzania due to corruption, according to Traffic International.

Tax evasion in Tanzania

The country of Tanzania loses up to $1 Billion in tax revenue to tax evasion activities, capital flight, and tax incentives to investors, according to a study released by the Interfaith Standing Committee on Economic Justice and Integrity of Creation (ISCJIC).

Counterfeit IT equipment in Tanzania

IT equipment and parts are the most counterfeited product in Tanzania, according to officials. Between May 2005 and June 2011, authorities seized $1.83 Million worth of counterfeit IT products. In the first 8 months of 2011, over 7,000 counterfeit cartridges and other equipments were seized within the country.