- More than three-fourths (77%) of Gambians say the overall level of corruption in the country has increased during the past year, more than twice the proportion recorded in 2018 (32%) (Figure 1).
- Perceptions of corruption among public officials and institutions have increased compared to 2018. Among key public institutions, the office of the Presidency, the police, and members of Parliament are most widely perceived as corrupt (Figure 2).
- Fewer than half (46%) of Gambians believe that people can report corruption without fear of retaliation, down from 58% in 2018 (Figure 3).
- Most Gambians (85%) say the government is doing “fairly badly” or “very badly” at fighting corruption, a 48-percentage-point increase compared to 2018 (Figure 4).
A majority of Gambians say corruption in the country has increased during the past year and the government is doing a poor job of fighting it, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows.
Public perceptions of corruption in key public institutions have increased compared to 2018, and a majority of Gambians say they risk retaliation should they speak out on corruption.
The highly anticipated anti-corruption bill is currently before the National Assembly. The Gambia has no official commission dedicated to fighting corruption.