European Aid and Governance: Does the Source Matter?

Type: · Author(s): Ramin Dadasov · Published:
Using a panel data set on 103 developing countries, this paper empirically analyses the impact of the European aid flows on quality of governance in aid recipient countries. The analysis employs aggregated Official Development Assistance data as well as disaggregated project-level data. The results show that, while bilateral aid from the largest European donors does […] Read More

Successes and failures of anticorruption in Greece before and after the onset of the economic crisis

Type: · Author(s): Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos · Published:
Η εκδήλωση της οικονομικής κρίσης προκάλεσε πολλές αλλαγές, αλλά όχι μια «αλλαγή παραδείγματος» στην πολιτική καταπολέμησης της διαφθοράς στην Ελλάδα. Από το 2010 καλύφθηκαν νομοθετικά κενά, δημιουργήθηκαν νέες εισαγγελικές αρχές, κυβερνητικές και διοικητικές θέσεις και δρομολογήθηκε η ποινική διαδικασία σε πολλές υποθέσεις. Ηπίεση της κοινής γνώμης, καθώς και η πίεση εκ μέρους των δανειστών της […] Read More

Eight case study reports on control of corruption and EU funds

Type: · Author(s): Jana Warkotsch, Munir Podumljak, Ruslan Stefanov, Stefan Karaboev, Justine Louis, Hélène Champagne, Abi Dodbiba, Florina Duli, Max Montgomery, Roxana Bratu · Published:
This deliverable of Work Package 8 of the EU FP7 ANTICORRP Project comprises eight case study reports looking at the impact of EU conditionality and EU aid in countries in new EU member states, the European Neighbourhood and beyond. The case studies look at Bosnia and Herzegovian, Buglaria, Egypt, Ghana, Kosovo, Tanzania, Tunisia and Ukraine. Read More

Case study report on control of corruption and EU funds in Ukraine

Type: · Author(s): Roxana Bratu · Published:
This report analyses the European Union (EU) – Ukraine relationship by looking at the impact of EU conditionality regarding the anti-corruption framework on the use and distribution of EU funding between 2007 and 2014. It shows that, historically, the EU concern with good governance in Ukraine has been materialised in the form of numerous anti-corruption […] Read More

EU governance promotion in Tunisia: Lessons from the Arab Spring

Type: · Author(s): Jana Warkotsch · Published:
This report explores the intersection between European Union assistance to Tunisia and the development of that country’s good governance and anti-corruption framework, both during times of stability under the authoritarian rule of former President Ben Ali and during the turbulent transition period that ensued after the Arab Spring. The report furthermore analyses the changes in […] Read More

Case study on EU aid and anti-corruption and governance in Tanzania

Type: · Author(s): Max Montgomery · Published:
Tanzania boasts one of the highest rates of economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the last decades it also established one of the most harmonised donors frameworks. However, the relationship between Tanzania and its donors has deteriorated significantly in recent years following several high-level corruption cases and slow progress on more complex governance reform. In […] Read More

Improving governance in Kosovo: Evaluating the Impact of EU Conditionality through Policy and Financial Assistance

Type: · Author(s): Abi Dodbiba, Florina Duli · Published:
This paper seeks to evaluate the impact of EU policy and funds aimed at improving governance and controlling corruption in Kosovo. It examines the interrelation between EU conditionality as expressed in different policy documents and the financial assistance provided by the EU to Kosovo in the area of rule of law. The focus is on […] Read More

The EU Good Governance Approach in Ghana: the growing focus on anti-corruption measures

Type: · Author(s): Hélène Champagne · Published:
Ghana is a strategic country for the European Union’s promotion of peace and good governance in West Africa. However, recent economic challenges have exposed public finance management deficiencies and a crisis of confidence in the ability of the government to deal with increasing deficits; unemployment; and a dramatic energy crisis. Corruption practices are seen as […] Read More

Case study report on control of corruption and EU funds in Egypt

Type: · Author(s): Justine Louis · Published:
The European Neighbourhood Policy has without a doubt emphasized the importance of good governance, which became a priority objective in the 2007-2013 EU-Egypt country strategy paper. Within this framework, the EU has conditioned its aid on Egypt’s commitment to reforms. However, in practice, the “softly softly” approach that has seen the EU be too flexible […] Read More

Improving governance in Bulgaria: Evaluating the Impact of EU Conditionality through Policy and Financial Assistance

Type: · Author(s): Ruslan Stefanov, Stefan Karaboev · Published:
The paper examines the impact on Bulgaria’s anti-corruption performance of the interrelation between EU policy conditionality and EU financial assistance, with a focus on post-accession developments. Although the EU never formally linked EU assistance to progress on anti-corruption, the disbursement of funds has tended to peak around critical deadlines for accession progress, e.g. the signing […] Read More