Does the public trust the institutions of defence and security to tackle the issue of bribery and corruption in their establishments?
Tunisia score: NS/100
The public view the defence establishment as entirely indifferent to corruption within it, or as clearly corrupt, without the political will to tackle the problem.
The public view is that bribery and corruption are not, according to official rhetoric, acceptable to the defence establishment, but there is a widely-held belief that this is just that: rhetoric, and not seriously intended.
The public view is that bribery and corruption, though not acceptable to the defence establishment, is insufficiently addressed by the measures in place to tackle the problem.
This indicator is not scored. Please discuss conditions in the country context related to good practice (Score 4).
The public view is that there is a clear commitment from the defence establishment that bribery and corruption are not acceptable and must be prosecuted, and that their efforts to tackle the problem are sincere and effective.
This indicator is not assigned a score in the GDI.
According to the Arab Barometer of 2016, 35% of Tunisians trust the Government to a great or medium extent, a decrease in levels since 2011 (1). Research suggests that the Military enjoys a high level of respect and trust from the Tunisian population. A 2018 survey found that the army was the most highly trusted institution in Tunisia. According to this survey, 97% of the respondents declared that they trust the army to do the right thing regarding the country’s administration (2). A 2016 survey also found that the army is the most trusted institution int Tunisia (3). The Global Corruption Barometer 2013 (Most recent TI barometer to address the issue) found that 14% identified the military as being corrupt (less than any other sector), compared to 69% who felt that the police were corrupt (4). The President of the Anti-corruption Authority (INLUCC) agreed that the army does not have a reputation for corruption, and indeed the Ministry of Defence has not until now been one of INLUCC’s priority areas for anti-corruption measures (5).
(1)Arab Barometer. “Tunisia Five Years after the Revolution: Findings from the Arab Barometer.” 2018. https://bit.ly/2YgdUVO
(2) African Manager. “Tunisia Survey: Employers are more trusted than UGTT or MPs.” 2 August, 2018. https://africanmanager.com/tunisie-sondage-on-fait-plus-confiance-au-patronat-qua-lugtt-ou-aux-deputes/
(3) “Réalités, L’armée tunisienne, l’institution qui inspire le plus confiance.” 31 March, 2016. https://www.realites.com.tn/2016/03/larmee-tunisienne-linstitution-qui-inspire-le-plus-de-confiance/;
(4) Transparency International. Global Corruption Barometer 2013. http://www.transparency.org/gcb2013/country?country=tunisia ;
(5) Transparency International UK. “Tackling Corruption Risks in Tunisia’s Defence Sector: The Current Outlook.” 2018. https://ti-defence.org/publications/tackling-corruption-risks-in-tunisias-defence-sector/
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