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SELDI Policy Brief 11: Hidden economy in the Western Balkans 2020: Trends and Policy Options

The negative effects of the hidden economy are numerous – low funding and quality of public services, no healthcare...

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Public Procurement Barometer (X-index)

The Public Procurement Barometer (X-index), developed by SELDI's partner RIINVEST, measures and evaluates the performance of municipalities in public...

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SELDI Policy Brief 10: State Capture Assessment Diagnostics in the Western Balkans 2020: Risks and Policy Options

The European Commission has repeatedly noted the existence of state capture risks in the Western Balkans, “including links with...

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The New Approach on Enlargement: Good Ideas in Need of a Captain

The European Commission’s proposal for a revised approach to Enlargement takes on board key proposals for SELDI’s Regional Anticorruption...

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SELDI Policy Brief 9: Corruption in the Western Balkans: Trends and Policy Options

The promise of enlargement to the Western Balkans has suffered another delay, as the start of accession negotiations with...

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SELDI Policy Brief 8: Anti-Corruption Agencies in the Western Balkan Countries: Delivering on the Promise

The current policy brief assesses the work of the anti-corruption agencies across the Western Balkans. The authors conclude that...

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CSD Policy Brief: Making Democracy Deliver in the Western Balkans: Strengthening Governance and Anticorruption

In 2018 the EU and NATO and the countries from the Western Balkans have a unique chance to reinvigorate...

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Russian Economic Footprint in the Western Balkans. Corruption and State Capture Risks

The Western Balkans have become one of the regions, in which Russia has increasingly sought to (re)assert its presence...

News & Events

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Hidden Economy in the Western Balkans: Challenges and Lessons for Economic Recovery and Convergence

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

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State Capture: Bridging the Gap between Diagnostics and Practical Solutions in the Western Balkans

The European Commission has repeatedly noted the existence of state capture risks in the Western Balkans, “including links with...

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Open Call for Mid-term Evaluation of the SELDI Initiative

The SELDI initiative is looking for an expert in the area of good governance, anti-corruption and the rule of...

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Policy Forum: Delivering on the Promise of EU Enlargement: 30 Years of Governance and Anticorruption Reforms in Central and Eastern Europe

Enlargement has arguably been the European Union’s most successful policy, delivering change and prosperity across Central and Eastern Europe...

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Western Balkans Summit in Sofia

Ruslan Stefanov, Director of the Economic Program at the Center for Study of Democracy and SELDI Knowledge and Outreach...

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SELDI CSO Training: Corruption and State Capture Monitoring, Advocacy and Impact in a World of Hybrid Threats

The 3-day training, organised by the SELDI anti-corruption initiative on 12-14 June 2019 in Sarajevo, had as key objectives...

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Open call for participants: Leadership Academy for Development in Podgorica

SELDI’s member, the Center for Democratic Transition (CDT) and the Faculty of Economics at the University of Montenegro, in...

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Call for Proposals: Civil Society for Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in Southeast Europe

SELDI has launched a call for proposals. Deadline March 4, 2019. We look forward to your proposals. The Southeast European...

Infographics

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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...

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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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Infographic: Dynamics of Corruption

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

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Key messages from the SELDI Second Regional Anti-Corruption Policy Forum

The current posters present the key messages from the SELDI Second Regional Anti-Corruption Policy Forum: Countering Corruption and State...

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Social Media

Inclusive COVID-19 recovery can only be achieved with integrity and corruption mitigation (#UnitedAgainstCorruption, #IACD2020, #RecoverBetter). Here are some examples of how you can stand and fight against corruption, provided by UNODC: http://www.anticorruptionday.org/documents/actagainstcorruption/print/materials2016/corr16_call2action_A4_EN.pdf

SELDI's research points out several causes for the existence of the hidden economy including the lack of trust in the state and the public institutions and high perceptions of corruption (#UnitedAgainstCorruption, #IACD2020 and #RecoverBetter). Read more: https://europeanwesternbalkans.com/2020/11/20/hidden-economy-at-very-high-levels-and-increasing-throughout-the-western-balkans/

World Justice Challenge 2021 invites submissions featuring solutions that address four aspects of the rule of law directly affected by the pandemic. Apply here by December 11th: https://worldjusticeproject.org/world-justice-challenge-2021/apply

Javier Menendez Bonilla (DG NEAR, European Commission) at SELDI's webinar on tackling the #hiddeneconomy in the #WesternBalkans:

"There is a need for strong political will, and plans have to be focused on clear targets, instead of activities"

Business #StateCapture pressure & enablers in #WesternBalkans #Albania #Kosovo #BiH #Serbia #Macedonia #Montenegro @SELDI_Network findings #CSD @mcms_mk @IDSCS_Skopje

"If we look at the European integration process as a box-ticking exercise, it would be easy. But we know that this is not the case - rules are only useful when they are enforced. So let us not be naive."

@ViolavonCramon at SELDI's webinar on #StateCapture in the #WesternBalkans