Senegal Despite some incremental progress over the past ten years, Senegal lags behind in every component of the IPI except freedom of the press, when compared to both the region and its income group. Nevertheless, it is roughly on the world average on all components except e-citizens, where it is far behind. Many anticorruption instruments have been set up, but opponents have to fear them far more than the rulers. The state remains deeply nepotistic and patrimonial, and that will not change even if reforms continue on transparency and administrative burden. For a fundamental change, far greater popular demand is needed.