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Key Research Articles (30)
The impact of corruption on EU financial aid in European Neighbourhood countries Magdalena Lyubenova won the Transparency International competition for the best anti-corruption thesis at the College of Europe for her study of the impact of corruption on the European Neighbourhood Policy. Below, she describes her findings. Read More...
Posted at Jul 18, 2016 02:15 PM
European Central Bank accountability: how the monetary dialogue could be improved Abstract: According to the European Union Treaties, the European Central Bank (ECB) is accountable to the European Parliament. In practice, this accountability takes mainly the form of a quarterly Monetary Dialogue between the president of the ECB and the European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs committee. Read More...
Posted at May 26, 2014 10:11 AM
Prudence with biased experts when non-transparency was transparent: The case of the rating agencies Abstract: The rating agencies, at the center of the recent financial scandal, were a critical piece of the winning alternative to the Chicago Banking Plan. They were called upon as experts to certify what bonds were prudent for the federally-insured commercial banks to hold. The temptation to bias this certification was well understood at the time and sophisticated steps were taken to attenuate the bias. Nonetheless, over time, the constraints went slack. Read More...
Posted at May 26, 2014 10:05 AM
Unitarism and presidentialism: Political institutions and corruption in public management in Ghana This paper examines the compatibility of democratization and corruption in Ghana. It uses institutional explanations of unitarism and presidentialism as independent variables to explicate why the adoption of democratic government has not addressed the problem of corruption and the consequent inefficiencies in public sector management. Read More...
Posted at May 14, 2014 05:44 PM
Thirty Years of Public Sector Reforms in Africa. Selected Country Experiences. Over the past three decades, African countries have been reforming their public sector with a view to improving efficiency, effectiveness, accountability and transparency as part of efforts to improve the delivery of public services. Reform actions have included privatisation, public/private partnerships, commercialisation and adoption of private sector approaches in managing public organisations. Read More...
Posted at May 12, 2014 12:40 PM
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Anti-Corruption Datasets (2)
2011 Ibrahim Index of African Governance the Ibrahim Index is the most comprehensive collection of quantitative data that provides an annual assessment of governance performance in every African country. It compiles 86 indicators grouped into 14 sub-categories and four overarching categories to measure the effective delivery of public goods and services to African citizens. Topics covered by the index include: Rule of law, accountability, personal safety, participation, gender, human rights, public management, infrastructure, education and health. Read More...
Posted at Nov 08, 2011 03:41 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
 
Anti-Corruption Courses and Trainings (8)
  • Economics of Corruption (Paris School of Economics) Developed by professor Ariane Lambert-Mogiliansky, this course aims to introduce the students to formal and empirical analyses of corruption in central issues of public and development economics. The course is part of the Public Policy and Development Programme at the Paris School of Economics. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 06:53 PM
  • MA in Corruption and Governance (University of Sussex) The University of Sussex offers a new one-year MA entirely focused on Corruption and Governance issues. It encompasses theoretical aspects of corruption, allowing student to understand “what corruption is, where it flourishes, why it proliferates, what challenges it poses for policy-makers and the business community and, ultimately, what can be done to counteract it”, as well as practical experience through the opportunity to undertake a three months internship in an organisation of this field. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 06:44 PM
  • Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (International Anti-Corruption Academy) The MACS is a two-year programme offered by the International Anti-Corruption Academy. It includes seven intensive, two-week modules which take place in three-month intervals at IACA or in other locations worldwide, as well as distance-learning. Application Deadline: 31 March 2014 Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 12:25 PM
  • Masters in Corruption Studies (National University of Malaysia) The program is open to enforcement agencies, government agencies e.g. police forces, armed forces, customs agents, members of audit agencies, the Tenaga Nasional Bhd., Deutsche Telekom, Petronas and Pos Malaysia, as well as agencies from ASEAN countries. The program’s goal is to produce officers able to analyse and explore all aspects of corruption that could threaten the integrity of a country. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 12:13 PM
  • Corruption and Anti-Corruption (Australian National University) This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the theory and practice of corruption and anti-corruption. It shows how different understandings of corruption suggest different remedies. Students will consider definitions, explanations and measures of corruption, and its links to development, politics and culture. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 11:53 AM
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