Posted on 01 March 2023
Transparency International's latest report 'Perceptions of Corruption in Seven Small Pacific Island Countries'' collates the viewpoints of individuals from smaller Pacific nations who may have encountered corruption. In the past, research has predominantly focused on larger Pacific islands for studying this topic.
The report revealed a predominantly positive outlook by interviewees, who were not significantly concerned by corruption in their countries. However the report wants to understand why this does not always match experience. Political corruption was revealed as the most common in the survey - which should be addressed as well as strengthening civil society organisations.
Ultimately, the report hopes to prompt more research so corruption can be combatted in these communities.