The Impact of EU Conditionality on Corruption Control and Governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Type: · Author(s): Munir Podumljak · Published:
This paper seeks to evaluate the impact of EU policy and funds aimed at improving governance and controlling corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It examines the interrelation between EU conditionality as expressed in different policy documents and the financial assistance provided by the EU. The focus is on the period 2007‐13. It tracks the way […] Read More

Report on Romania

Type: · Author(s): Mădălina Doroftei, Valentina Dimulescu · Published:
Improving infrastructure in Romania has been a significant project in the past 25 years. Unfortunately, although large amounts of public funds were spent in the construction sector from 2007 to 2013 (an average of 6.6% of GDP), the physical results in terms of project quality and completion do not match this investment. One of the […] Read More

Report on Hungary

Type: · Author(s): Péter András Lukács, Mihály Fazekas · Published:
This report aims to document and to investigate the extent and the determinants of government favouritism in EU funded infrastructure development. It uses a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods. While predominantly relying on the analysis of contract-level quantitative data on Hungarian public procurement, it also provides a discussion of the institutional framework and […] Read More

Report on Germany

Type: · Author(s): Roberto Martínez B. Kukutschka · Published:
Germany has the highest public procurement expenditure in the EU, with an average of 370 billion euros a year between 2009 and 2013. The main objective of this report is to shed some light on the inner workings of the German public procurement system by providing a general overview of its historical development, the current […] Read More

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