Ordinary citizens too often stand on the front line against corruption. They face demands for bribes to see a doctor, find a school place for their children, or file a police complaint. And it is always those who are least able to pay a bribe who suffer most.
Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer is the world's largest survey asking citizens about their direct personal experience of corruption in their daily lives and shows what people experience and just how far countries have to go to fight corruption.
In 2021, the first-ever Pacific Islands Corruption Barometer is being conducted through Transparency International’s Indo-Pacific Partnership for Strong, Transparent, Responsive & Open Networks for Good Governance, funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the New Zealand Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Pacific Corruption Barometer aims to develop an understanding of people’s lived experiences of corruption across the Pacific.
The Barometer will poll people across seventeen Pacific island countries for their opinions and experiences of corruption across Pacific Island Forum countries. Transparency International looks forward to working with our allies in civil society this year to engage governments and other duty bearers at national and regional level with this report as evidence to seek key reform actions against corruption.
Transparency International worked with chapters and regional experts to develop and translate surveys throughout 2020. Tebbutt Research was contracted to undertake data collection in 17 Pacific island countries, namely Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Samoa, Kiribati, Tonga, FSM, Marshall Islands, Palau, Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Nauru, Niue, Tokelau.
The Pacific Corruption Barometer is targeted for publication in the third quarter of 2021.