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This section of the ACRN web platform features information – a brief description and the source - on new, interesting datasets that enable researchers to find fresh perspectives on the problem of corruption and ways to counter it.

Please note that datasets are not uploaded or stored on the ACRN platform. Rather, information on notable new datasets is provided by our registered users and contributing editors. The responsibility of intellectual property right protection lies with individuals or institutions who share the data.

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20 Jul 2010

Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS)

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank Group provide survey data about the ‘business environment’ in 27 Central European and Post-Soviet countries and Turkey. The questions - answered by domestic firms - focus on issues such as: business regulation, taxation, law and order, the judiciary, infrastructure and public administration corruption. Data is availble for years 1999, 2002 and 2005.

03 Jun 2010

Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI)

The Worldwide Governance Indicators compile data from tens of other data sets to produce an average score for countries according to voice and accountability, political stability, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law, and control of corruption

03 Jun 2010

Centre for Study of Civil War (CSCW)

The Centre for the Study of Civil War provides a data service which replicates datasets for general use under four topic areas, namely: armed conflict, governance, resources, and economic and social data. For more information please see the website below.

03 Jun 2010

World Values Survey

Representative responses to a wide variety of questions on subjective values, including corruption themes, collected in 87 societes in five waves between 1981 and 2008, totalling more than 256.000 interviews.

20 May 2010

Failed State Index

The Failed State Index analyses literature and datasets according to a framework developed to build conflict assessments and vulnerability to conflict at country level. The index is based on the use of 12 indicators around areas of social indicators, refugees, group grievance, human flight, economic indicators, economic decline, political indicators, public services, human rights, security apparatus, factionalised elites, and external intervention.

18 May 2010

Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance

The Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance uses 84 criteria across four main pillars of safety and rule of law, participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity, and human development to assess the quality of governance in Africa.


Global Peace Index (GPI)

The Global Peace Index ranks 144 countries according to 23 quantitative and qualitative indicators to assess global peace. Indicators have been selected by an expert panel with quantitative indicators scored 1-10 and qualitative indicators scored 1-5 with support from the Economist Intelligence Unit for data analysis. Indicators include areas of ongoing domestic and international conflicts, societal safety and security, and militarisation.

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