Report on Croatia

Type: · Author(s): Munir Podumljak, Elizabeth David-Barrett · Published:
This report seeks to assess the extent of favouritism – i.e., preferential treatment for some bidders over others – in the allocation of public procurement contracts in the construction sector in Croatia. The methodology is based on identifying opportunities for favouritism and evaluating the effectiveness of constraints. The research finds that Croatia’s public procurement law […] Read More

Report on Bulgaria

Type: · Author(s): Ruslan Stefanov, Stefan Karaboev · Published:
The Bulgarian public procurement market constituted 9% of national GDP on average from 2009 – 2013, which is lower than the EU average. Public procurement has been particularly important for the construction sector in the country, with approximately a third of total sector turnover deriving from public procurement in 2013. Since the onset of the […] Read More

Country policy reports on institutions in public procurement for the infrastructure sector

Type: · Author(s): Editor: Alina Mungiu-Pippidi; Contributors: Ruslan Stefanov, Stefan Karaboev, Munir Podumljak, Elizabeth David-Barrett, Roberto Martínez B. Kukutschka, Péter András Lukács, Mihály Fazekas, Mădălina Doroftei, Valentina Dimulescu, Uğur Eme, Muhittin Acar · Published:
The goal of this deliverable is to provide an assessment of the impact of corruption on development by focusing on infrastructure through a survey of EU-funded infrastructure projects in selected countries. Our reports focus on the construction sector because this sector is indicated by nearly every source as the highest public investment and top risk […] Read More

Background report on international and European law against corruption

Type: · Author(s): Dia Anagnostou, Evangelia Psychogiopoulou, Aram Khaghaghordyan, Andrea Wagner · Published:
This report sets the background and the methodology design for the WP10 of the ANTICORRP project. WP10 seeks to explore whether and the extent to which, EU states comply with international anti-corruption norms, as well as their domestic implementation and enforcement. It has four main research objectives: a) to measure state compliance and implementation of […] Read More

Quantitative report on causes of performance and stagnation in the global fight against corruption

Type: · Author(s): Alina Mungiu-Pippidi · Published:
Why do some societies manage to establish control of corruption and others not? Control of corruption is defined in this report as the capacity of a society to constrain individual corrupt behavior (defined as particular distribution of public goods leading to undue private profit) in order to enforce the norm of individual integrity in public […] Read More

A Comparative Assessment of Regional Trends and Aspects Related to Control of Corruption in the Middle East and North Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Former Soviet Union

Type: · Author(s): Sabrina Maaß, Thomas Richter, Christian von Soest, Roxana Bratu · Published:
This report analyses the status and dynamics of the control of corruption in five world regions: the Middle East and North Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Former Soviet Union. The diverse nature of corruption across the globe is shown by the huge variance within each single […] Read More

Background paper on Poland

Type: · Author(s): Grzegorz Makowski · Published:
There are many grounds for believing that Poland is close to the threshold of good governance. Accession to the European Union required many changes to be made to the organization of the state and this provided an important drive for modernization. After EU accession, modernization processes clearly lost impetus, for political elites seemed to lack […] Read More

Background paper on Rwanda

Type: · Author(s): Alessandro Bozzini · Published:
In recent years, Rwanda has been praised by a large number of donors and development experts for its recovery from the 1994 genocide, sustained economic growth and improvement of many socioeconomic indicators, partly achieved thanks to massive aid flows. A key feature of Rwanda’s progress is often considered to be governance and particularly anti-corruption: the […] Read More

Background paper on South Korea

Type: · Author(s): Thomas Kalinowski and Soeun Kim · Published:
Korea is a developed OECD country and a young democracy with a relatively effective governance structure. It is often described as a very successful case of state-led economic development and praised for the successful transition from an authoritarian “developmental state” to a consolidated democracy since the 1980s. The Asian financial crisis that hit Korea in […] Read More

Background paper on Taiwan

Type: · Author(s): Christian Göbel · Published:
Corruption has been on the top of Taiwan’s political and social agenda since at least the early 1980s. In many opinion surveys over the years, people have named it the most pressing political issue. Taiwan’s democratization in 1992 did not improve the situation – some observers even argue that corruption has worsened because of the […] Read More