The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in collaboration with the University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM) with the support of the Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC) published a research study entitled ‘Barriers to youth engagement in the fight against corruption’, in December 2019. This study not only investigates the barriers to youth engagement but also identifies specific actions as well as revisits existing strategies based on the findings with a view to seek higher level of youth engagement.

The findings reveal that though our youth are faced with few barriers in their engagement to fight corruption (namely, education system, fear, influence of parents and time constraints), they showed willingness to engage in the fight through a plethora of initiatives. In the light of these findings, a number of recommendations are made which require the collaboration of relevant stakeholders.