Publications

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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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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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Implementing Shared Anti-Corruption аnd Good Governance Solutions in Southeast Europe: Innovative Practices and Public–Private Partnership

Anti-corruption efforts in Southeast Europe (SEE) have come a long way since the turn of the century. Yet, the...

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Anticorruption Reforms in the Western Balkans: Looking Back at the Next Decade

In the past two decades, the Western Balkan countries have undergone considerable political, social and economic transformations towards democracy...

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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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Global Magnitsky: Targeted Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Sanctions

Human Rights First, an US-based non-government organisation with extensive experience in empowering the civil society, held a special training...

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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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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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