Posted on 25 Nov 2021
Criminal networks took advantage of the COVID-19 health crisis, adapting to movement restrictions and new policing priorities, and bypassing institutional controls. As the threat of organised crime continues in Africa despite the pandemic, resilience measures among communities have weakened.
The ENACT Organised Crime Index provides a picture of criminality and resilience in Africa, along with a longitudinal comparison of trends since 2019 when the index was launched. The analysis aims to guide African policymaking and stimulate debate on one of the greatest threats to the continent’s security and development.