One describes its findings as a "trillion dollar scandal". Corruption inhibits private investment, reduces economic growth, increases the cost of doing business and can lead to political instability," the report says.
"But in developing countries, corruption is a killer. When governments are deprived of their own resources to invest in health care, food security or essential infrastructure, it costs lives and the biggest toll is on children."
The report says that if corruption was eradicated in sub-Saharan Africa:Education would be provided to an additional 10 million children per yearMoney would be available to pay for an additional 500,000 primary school teachersAntiretroviral drugs for more than 11 million people with HIV/Aids would be provided.
BBC also has a link to a report by Transparency International in 2013 (before the Ebola outbreak) which shows the percentage of the population reporting that they had paid someone a bribe in the previous year. The top two countries were Sierra Leone (84%) and Liberia (75%). Did corruption lead to Ebola? It certainly didn't help, we know that.