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State Capture Assessment Diagnostics at Sectoral Level: Training manual

State capture is a combination of different forms of corruption which have a single objective: to secure wholesale and...

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Analyzing Public Procurement Risks: Training manual

The main purpose of the manual is to introduce how data analytics can encourage good governance practices by highlighting...

Monitoring Anticorruption Policy Implementation (MACPI): Training manual

The MACPI methodology was initially developed by the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) and University of Trento...

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SELDI Policy brief 13: Corruption in the Western Balkans not Abating: What’s Next

The EU has the capacity to be the regional stabilising factor for anti-corruption reforms throughout the Western Balkans and...

Corruption Assessment Report 2021: North Macedonia

In 2021, corruption raised as the largest problem for the citizens in North Macedonia, unlike previous years when the...

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Chinese Economic Influence in Europe: The Governance and Climate Conundrum

The growth of Chinese economic and political influence has locked a number of Central and East European countries into...

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Western Balkans 2020: State-Capture Risks and Policy Reforms

SELDI’s Regional Anti-corruption Report presents the civil society’s assessment of the regulatory and institutional factors enabling corruption in the...

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SELDI Policy Brief 12: Judiciary in the Western Balkans: Тhe long road from political dependence towards EU standards

Although judicial reforms have been ongoing for more than a decade in the countries of the Western Balkans, no...

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Second specialised regional training for R2G4P members: Innovative tools and methodologies for tracking illicit financial flows, state capture and corruption

In order to increase the capacity of its civil society and government partners to monitor, diagnose and tackle corruption...

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Anti-Corruption and Good Governance in Southeast Europe: Towards Shared Anti-Corruption аnd Good Governance Solutions

The principles of good governance continue to face challenges in the region of Southeast Europe. The war in Ukraine...

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International Anti-Corruption Summer School: Applications and Registration open

The Regional Good Governance Public-Private Partnership Platform (R2G4P) – an international consortium of applied research organisations in the field...

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Media coverage of corruption scandals in the Western Balkans declined since the start of the war in Ukraine

CSD’s digital media monitoring system in the Western Balkans shows that with the start of the war in Ukraine...

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Fight Against Corruption: The Western Balkans in Focus

The EU and the United States have both committed to the advancement of good governance and democratic development in...

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SELDI’s Corruption Monitoring System results for 2021 presented in Serbia

SELDI’s member, Centre for Contemporary Politics, held a policy briefing for the EU Delegation in Serbia, DG NEAR and...

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Fostering sustainable civil society cooperation for better governance in South East Europe: What is next?

The civil society in Southeast Europe faces a number of challenges related to overwhelming reliance on external donors, shrinking...

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Breaking the Silence: Enhancing the whistleblowing policies and culture in South-East Europe

The Center for the Study of Democracy and the SELDI initiative have been members of the South-East European Coalition...

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Infographic: Tackling corruption and breaking the accession backlog in the Western Balkans

2019 SELDI Corruption Monitoring System (CMS) data showed that countries that could see the prize of accession to the...

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Infographic: Insights from SELDI’s Corruption Monitoring System 2021

The anti-corruption progress achieved in the Western Balkans between the early 2000s and mid-2010s has now been reversed with...

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Infographics: Hidden Economy levels in the Western Balkans

The hidden economy is a widespread phenomenon throughout the Western Balkans and manifests itself in various sectors, among which...

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Infographic: State Capture levels in the Western Balkans

SELDI’s State Capture Assessment Diagnostics (SCAD) results reveal that multiple economic sectors in the region show symptoms which can...

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Infographic: Power Outages: Energy Governance and State Capture in SEE

Energy has been identified as one of the critical sectors with high corruption and state-capture risks, which should be...

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Infographic: Hidden Employment

The current infographic presents key messages from the SELDI Regional Anti-corruption Report 2016. It answers the questions: - Which are...

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Infographic: Growing in the Shadows: the State of Hidden Economy in SEE in 2016

The current infographic presents key messages from the SELDI Regional Anti-corruption Report 2016. It answers the questions: Why and...

Infographic: Common Corruption Practices and Attitudes

The current infographic presents key messages from the SELDI Regional Anti-corruption Report 2016. It answers the questions: What is...


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The EU future of the Western Balkans countries remains uncertain, due to backsliding of reforms and widespread corruption and state capture. SELDI’s Corruption Monitoring System (CMS) results for 2021 confirm that corruption in the region is not abating.

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