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The question of how Denmark got to be Denmark – a historical pathway of fighting corruption Historian Mette Frisk Jensen summarizes some of the latest findings in her research on the history of anti-corruption in Denmark since the 17th century. Read More...
Posted at Dec 12, 2014 12:49 PM
Returning ‘Politically Exposed Persons’ Illicit Assets from Switzerland – International Law in the Force Field of Complexity and Conditionality Research correspondent Giulio Nessi reviews an article dealing with the international law implications of illegally acquired assets being transferred to Switzerland by ‘Politically Exposed Persons.’ Read More...
Posted at Dec 02, 2014 10:58 AM
The Ambivalent Future of Ukraine Alena Ledeneva shed some light on the grey areas and backgrounds that might help define the way forward for Ukraine. Read More...
Posted at Oct 29, 2014 04:41 PM
The Role of Civil Society in Anti-Corruption: the Story of Ukraine ACRN Research Correspondent Niklas Kossow examines the role of civil society in trying to turn the momentum of the anti-Yanukovych Maidan protests into a viable anti-corruption movement, as well as the role of social media in sustaining this. Read More...
Posted at Jul 14, 2014 03:29 PM
The Role of Power in Organisational Corruption What influence do organisational power structures exert on the prevalence of corruption in a given institution? What are the different kinds of corruption risks at different levels of an organisation? Read More...
Posted at Jul 10, 2014 02:33 PM
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OpenTED Datastore - European Procurement data OpenTED releases updated data extracts from the European procurement database, Tenders Electronic Daily (TED). The data on this site is machine-readable CSV, ready for examination by journalists and others. As researchers have recently started looking into procurement data to compare the efficiency and effects of various procurement mechanisms, this ready to use, detailed and Europe-wide database should allow for further investigations in various aspects of procurement at the European level. More information on the background of OpenTED can be found here : http://openspending.org/blog/2013/05/27/Procurement-Hac-Recap.html Read More...
Posted at May 31, 2013 11:48 AM
The European Social Survey, ESS Round 5 - 2010 The European Social Survey (ESS) is an academically-driven multi-country survey, which has been administered in over 30 countries to date. It has three aims - First, to monitor and interpret changing public attitudes and values within Europe and to investigate how they interact with Europe's changing institutions; Second, to advance and consolidate improved methods of cross-national survey measurement in Europe and beyond; and third, to develop a series of European social indicators, including attitudinal indicators. This fifth round of the survey covers 28 countries, which includes Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.The questionnaire includes two main sections, each consisting of approximately 120 items; a 'core' module which remains relatively constant from round to round, plus two or more 'rotating' modules, repeated at intervals. The core module aims to monitor change and continuity in a wide range of social variables, including media use; social and public trust; political interest and participation; socio-political orientations; governance and efficacy; moral; political and social values; social exclusion, national, ethnic and religious allegiances; well-being; health and security; human values; demographics and socio-economics. Read More...
Posted at Oct 27, 2011 10:30 AM
The Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey - Higher School of Economics 'The Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) is a series of nationally representative surveys designed to monitor the effects of Russian reforms on the health and economic welfare of households and individuals in the Russian Federation. These effects are measured by a variety of means: detailed monitoring of individuals' health status and dietary intake, precise measurement of household-level expenditures and service utilization, and collection of relevant community-level data, including region-specific prices and community infrastructure data. Data have been collected 18 times since 1992.' This longitudinal survey could become a valuable source of information for researchers working on the problems of petty corruption in healthcare in Russia. The section 'Medical services' of the Adult Questionannaire in almost all the waves of the survey includes a big range of questions on informal payments for healthcare. Read More...
Posted at Jul 26, 2011 04:20 PM
World Development Indicators 2011 The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources, the World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank's flagship statistical publication and establishes the benchmark against which development progress is measured. This 15th edition of WDI in its current format, aims to provide relevant, high-quality, internationally comparable statistics about development and the quality of people’s lives around the globe. It focuses on the impact of the decision to make data freely available under an open license and with better online tools. The section introductions discuss key issues in measuring the economic and social phenomena described in the tables and charts and introduce new sources of data. It includes more than 900 indicators in more than 90 tables organized in 6 sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. The data includes national, regional and global estimates. Read More...
Posted at Jul 12, 2011 02:16 PM
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. Read More...
Posted at Jul 19, 2010 12:52 AM
 
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