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
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.
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Civil Society, Judiciary, Local Government, Media, Organised Crime, Security, Europe and Central Asia, Anti-Corruption Laws, Citizen Initiatives, Law Enforcement, Empirical Data Analysis, Qualitative Analysis, Health
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.