Corrupt village chiefs provoke disinterest in rural Liberian farmers

A corrupt village chief in rural Liberia has a crippling effect on investments made by the farming community. However, if such a chief is entirely honest then this is reflected in his villagers’ willingness to invest and desire to work. Relief programmes in Africa also benefit from anticorruption measures at a micro level, according to development economist Gonne Beekman in her doctoral thesis entitled ‘Local Institutions and Rural Development: Evidence from Liberia’. The research was funded by the NWO Conflict and Security programme. —> Read More