Transparency International, in partnership with Afrobarometer, has published its study on corruption in Africa. The document, which is the largest and most detailed set of views of citizens on corruption and human rights. The results show that more than half of the citizens believe that corruption inside the country is deteriorating, and their government does a bad job to fight corruption. This is especially true for Senegal, where the overall level of corruption in 2019 is 15%, and 43% of compatriots believe that corruption has increased over the past 12 months. The same study showed that 15% of public service users have already paid bribes over the past 12 months to access the service. Finally, the poll showed that 52% of Senegalese believe that ordinary citizens can change the fight against corruption.
The general level of corruption for people who used public services in the last 12 months is 15%. This percentage of people who gave a bribe in public services is higher in medical institutions from 7% in 2019, 8% – to obtain an identification document and 16% – to the police. In public schools, this figure is 6%, and in public services – 10%.
In the opinion of the Senegalese compatriots, who are concerned about this barometer, institutes or administration, where we find the highest percentage of corrupt people, belong to the leaders of society. The survey notes that 28% of Senegalese pointed to them as the most corrupt, while 23% index the presidency and primacy, 24% of parliamentary members or 24% of judges and magistrates.
Finally, with a barometer on the government's work to overcome this disaster, 53% of Senegalese believe that the authorities are doing a bad job in combating corruption.