CORRUPTION AND ANTI-CORRUPTION IN FIJI

Filed under - Politics and government

Published on 5 February 2013 as a EU Helpdesk answer
Could you provide an overview of corruption and anti-corruption in Fiji?

CONTENT


1. Overview of corruption in Fiji
2. Governance structure and anti-corruption efforts in Fiji
3. References

CAVEAT


Recent literature and in-depth research on corruption and the impact of corruption on specific sectors in the country are limited.


SUMMARY


Fiji is situated below the global average in terms of its performance on international corruption measurement indicators and performs poorly in terms of the rule of law.
Like many Pacific Island Countries, political corruption and nepotism stand out as the main corruption risks in Fiji, whereas citizens’ experience of bribery is low.
The interim government that took power in the 2006 coup used the anti-corruption discourse, together with the defence of multiracialism, to legitimise overthrowing the elected government. It has since systematically weakened the country’s democratic institutions, reduced civil society space, and silenced opponents and the media. Some positive developments are to be noted, however, slowly bringing the country back on the path towards full democracy.

Author(s): Sofia Wickberg , Transparency International, tihelpdesk@transparency.org
Reviewed by: Finn Heinrich, Transparency International
Publication date: 5 February 2013
Number: 1320

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Country / Territory - Fiji   
Region - Asia Pacific   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Access to information   |   Civil society   |   Conventions   |   Financial markets   |   Governance   |   Human rights   |   Judiciary   |   Law enforcement   |   Oil and gas   |   Organised crime   |   Politics and government   |   Poverty and development   |   Public procurement   |   Public services   
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