The Role of Private Actors and Facilitators in Corruption
Marta Erquicia shares the findings of research into what investigative journalism can tell us about corruption in Latin America. Marta is a Senior Regional Coordinator in the Americas Department of Transparency International.
In eight video interviews, six anti-corruption researchers talk about their research, what they learned, the new and promising areas of anti-corruption research and give tips to help young researchers interested in this field.
According to current ANTICORRP research, EU funds are up to one-third more likely to be touched by corruption than national funds, but as project researchers revealed 22 April in a meeting chaired by DG REGIO Director General Walter Deffaa, they have also found a number of policy-relevant solutions for improving this.
Political corruption distorts the political and policy process and renders it more favourable to certain groups and less effective generally. Recent research has yielded a wealth of new knowledge about the impact of certain economic, political and institutional conditions on corruption, but what can be done to change the prevalence of corruption in contemporary politics?
Five European research institutes, including two ANTICORRP consortium institutions have just won a new EU-funded research project, DIGIWHIST, aimed at empowering society to combat public sector corruption.