- Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago are all stable and consolidated democracies where citizens and media enjoy fundamental civil liberties.
- Most of the countries have established global standard legal and institutional anti-corruption frameworks. Nonetheless, there is room for improvement across the board. All of the countries assessed in this paper could implement anti-corruption measures more efficiently.
- The countries in question all face a number of pressures. These include crime-related risks such as money laundering and organised crime. Corruption acts as a facilitator of these crimes.
- The citizen by investment programmes run by some countries in the English-speaking Caribbean comes with significant corruption risks.
- In other cases, the discovery of new natural resources increases the stakes of improving the performance in attempts to counter corruption.