SELDI Partner from Croatia
Partnership for Social Development (PSD), Croatia, Non profit making, nongovernmental organisation
Postal address: Lomnička 1, Zagreb, Croatia
PSD is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit civil society organisation established in 1999 in Zagreb in the Republic of Croatia. PSD participates in building and development of democratic society through protection of and advocating for the principles of equality, ethics, non-violence, transparency and social accountability in actions and behaviour of all participants in social processes. PSD has been continuously active in the field of policy research since 2001 and as such has become an institution of support and promotion of democratic values, and an active participant in decision making processes at local, national and international levels thus affecting public policies in the field of social development and fight against corruption, human rights protection, organized crime and trafficking in humans. PSD works with CSD also as part of the ANTICORRP project under FP 7.
Associated SELDI Partner from Croatia
Institute of Public Finance
Postal address: Smiciklasova 21, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
The Institute of Public Finance is a public institution that conducts scientific research programs as public service in social sciences, field of economics and political science and in natural sciences, field of mathematics.
The Institute deals with research into primarily economic topics important for economic growth and development, transition to the market economy and meeting the requirements for European integration. Under the general aegis of public sector economics, topics such as transparency, accountability and participation, the tax system, costs of taxation, progressiveness of taxation, fiscal federalism, the pensions system and the welfare system, public debt, the unofficial economy, state aid, foreign direct investment, the financing of science and higher education, and the relations between the executive branch and the legislature in the budgetary process are subjected to ongoing investigation. Besides the permanent scientific activities program and projects for the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, the Institute conducts occasional and permanent research for national and international clients, ministries, agencies and other public bodies, chambers, public and private enterprises, the European Commission, non-governmental associations and other clients.
The Challenge of Corruption
Croatia faces the following anti-corruption challenges
- Lack of political integrity and accountability mechanisms that lead to the four following points:
- State capture and the state of business where most of the political processes and public administration as well as judiciary is highly controlled by variety of the interest groups that is fueled by
- Controlled media and Civil Society that results in
- Lack of the public discussion on problems and policies that shall address them
- Inefficient systems and political resistance to the reforms or any kind of change that will tackle the issues of social powers