Mauritians Trust their Institutions but Say Corruption is Growing

“Mauritians trust their political institutions but are increasingly concerned about corruption, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows. More than two-thirds (69%) of Mauritians say corruption increased “somewhat” or “a lot” over the year preceding the survey. This finding corroborates results of a survey commissioned in 2014 by the country’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), in which 60% of Mauritians said that high-level and small-scale corruption had increased over the past three years and that they expected it to worsen. None of the respondents in the Afrobarometer survey admit to having had to pay a bribe to get access to public services. But most of them also say that victims of corruption would not report such cases for fear of the consequences.”