Global Corruption Barometer Pacific 2021

16 November 2021

A ground-breaking new study reveals how Pacific Islanders experience corruption in their daily lives.

When it comes to corruption, the Pacific has been one of the most under-studied regions in the world.

This has now changed, with the release of Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer – Pacific 2021.

Over 6,000 Pacific Islanders across ten countries and territories have been asked what they think about corruption, if they have directly experienced it, and whether things can change. The result is the most extensive public opinion data on corruption ever gathered in the region.

What do the results say?

The survey reveals that Pacific Islanders believe corruption is a big problem in both their governments and the business sector.

Despite more than half of respondents reporting a “fair amount” or a “great deal” of trust in their government to do a good job and treat people fairly, 61 per cent believe corruption is a significant problem in their government and 56 per cent think it is getting worse.