You are here: Home / Topics / Transition Countries

Transition Countries

Key Research Articles (50)
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
Human Trafficking in South Asia: Issues of Corruption and Human Security An article that explores an emerging area of scholarship that connects public sector corruption with human rights violations. Read More...
Posted at Aug 28, 2014 09:18 AM
How Institutions Shape Land Deals: The Role of Corruption ACRN Research Correspondent Eugen Dimant reviews a new paper considering the relationship between corruption and dubious land deals across the Global South, which are often made at the expense of the local population. Read More...
Posted at Jul 10, 2014 12:14 PM
Supporting the Transitions in North Africa: The Case for a Joined-Up Approach The EU’s response to the Arab Spring is seen as one of its biggest missed opportunities. It has been unable to bring together its different tools of foreign, development and security policy into a strategic joined-up approach. Read More...
Posted at Jun 19, 2014 02:45 PM
Case Studies on Petty Corruption in Post-Revolutionary Egypt In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, countries in the region continue to face turmoil economically, politically and at the security level. This has led to great controversy and polarization between the different actors, and stagnation of the democratic transformation of the country. When looking at one of the root causes of the uprisings, corruption is specifically highlighted. Post-revolutionary governments have pledged to combat the phenomenon at all levels, but their policy impact is yet to be seen. Read More...
Posted at May 28, 2014 10:52 AM
More…
Anti-Corruption Datasets (3)
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
Freedom in the World 2011 Freedom in the World, Freedom House’s flagship publication, is a comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties. The Freedom in the World 2011 survey contains reports on 194 countries and 14 related and disputed territories. Each country report begins with a section containing the following information: population,capital, political rights (numerical rating), civil liberties (numerical rating), status (Free, Partly Free, or Not Free), and a 10-year ratings timeline. Read More...
Posted at Jul 06, 2011 10:13 AM
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 (12)
  • Fighting Corruption in Developing Countries: What can donors do? (Sciences Po, Paris) Developed by Bathylle Missika at Sciences Po, this course ran in 2009-10 and provided an overview of the fight against corruption in developing countries, mainly from the perspective of bilateral and multilateral donors’ efforts. The discussion was framed within the broader context of governance efforts in developing countries. The course looked into the many aspects of corruption (administrative vs. political corruption), the actors involved (UN, OECD, Transparency International, etc.), their strategies and tools to address this issue through Official Development Assistance (ODA). It also examined the politics of the anti-corruption “business”. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 07:18 PM
  • 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
  • The Business Environment of Emerging Markets (HEC Lausanne) The seminar, offered by the HEC Lausanne, covers selected issues pertaining to the business environment in emerging markets. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 06:51 PM
  • Public Sector Reform in Developing Countries (Claremont Graduate University) This course, run by Professor Robert Klitgaard from January to May 2013, explored strategies for preventing and mitigating corruption across a range of national, sectorial, municipal, and organizational contexts. Drawing on theory, empirical research, and lessons from successful cases of corruption control, students learned to combine strategic and managerial dimensions into effective diagnosis and action. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 02:28 PM
  • Corruption, Conflict and Peacebuilding (Tufts University) This course is a module of Tufts University Graduate Program. It looks at the nexus between conflict, corruption and peace as a cutting-edge issue in post-conflict state building. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 12:30 PM
More…
 

Our partner