Perceived corruption levels drop in key public institutions, but popular trust yet to follow suit

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Popular perceptions of corruption in Tanzania’s public institutions have declined significantly, including for four agencies that are key to the fight against corruption: the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA), the Prevention and Combating Corruption Bureau (PCCB), the judiciary, and the police.

According to Afrobarometer’s latest survey, perceptions of corruption in these four agencies have declined by double-digit percentage points in the period 2014-2017.

But public trust in these institutions has not (yet) shown comparable improvements.

These data are being released as the government of the United Republic of Tanzania continues to wage war against economic sabotage, including record revenue collections by the TRA and the PCCB’s recovery of 78.2bn/- over the past two financial years of public funds which may have been embezzled. For more details, see Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 178.