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CSD Policy Brief No. 27: Developing an EU Competence in Measuring Corruption
CSD Policy Brief No. 27: Developing an EU Competence in Measuring

Author(s): Center for the Study of Democracy CSD
Subject(s): Public Administration, Economic policy
Published by: Център за изследване на демокрацията
Keywords: Corruption;
Summary/Abstract: MAIN POINTS 􀂾 The anti‐corruption reporting mechanism that the European Commission is intending to introduce should be complemented by regular measurement of the incidence of corruption. Well tested methodologies already exist. 􀂾 Having its own facility for measuring corruption would allow the EU to: * be credible in its assessments, especially of candidate countries; * be capable of making relevant recommendations * carry out corruption risk assessments * broaden its policy options against corruption (currently focused on law enforcement). 􀂾 The Bulgarian experience in measuring corruption would be particularly relevant in the development of such a facility. The Corruption Monitoring System, implemented by the CSD, generates data on the incidence of corrupt transactions and assesses corruption risk in the various public and corporate sectors.

  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: English