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Bridges to Nowhere. State Capture and Corruption Risks in Fiscal Transfers and Public Procurement at the Local Level in Southeast Europe

This report analyses the risks entailed by the misuse of fiscal transfers from central to local governments in nine SEE...

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The State of Capture: The Risks to Distributive Politics in Southeast Europe

The policy brief underlines the importance of proper governance of public finances, especially in countries with rule of law deficiencies....

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Rolling Back State Capture in Southeast Europe. Implementing Effective Instruments for Asset Declaration and Politically Exposed Companies

Russia’s ongoing war of aggression against Ukraine has intensified existing geopolitical tensions throughout 2022 and into 2023, exposing persistent rule...

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SELDI Policy Brief 18: Media Capture in the Western Balkans: From captured states to captured media

Media capture is quite visible in all Western Balkan countries. Governments influence the media by regulating access to government news...

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SELDI Policy Brief 17: Anticorruption policies and regulatory environment in the Western Balkans

Despite the high corruption levels, observed through SELDI's 2021 Corruption Monitoring System (CMS), the Western Balkan countries continue to lack...

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SELDI Policy Brief 16: Civil Society in Anti-Corruption: Countering CSO Capture

Civil society organizations have become critical protagonists in the fight against organized crime and corruption.  However, less than 1% out...

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Geopolitics, State Capture and Peak Corruption. What is Next for Anticorruption in the Western Balkans?

The Kremlin’s war in Ukraine has come to dominate the agenda in Europe in a very urgent way. It has...

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SELDI Policy Brief 15: International and Regional Cooperation: Transcending Borders in the Fight against Corruption

International and regional cooperation is a powerful tool for effectively addressing the problem of corruption. Corruption is an intricate issue...

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The participants in the regional conference “Southeast Europe Together Against Corruption: Developing Regional Resilience” 20 February 2024, Sarajevo.
Southeast Europe Together Against Corruption: Developing Regional Resilience

The SELDI initiative took part in the regional conference “Southeast Europe Together Against Corruption: Developing Regional Resilience” organized by the...

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Open Forum on Anticorruption

On December 6th and 7th, MCIC organized the 'Open Forum on Anti-Corruption' that took place at Holiday Inn in Skopje,...

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Anti-Corruption, Democratic Resilience and Economic Security

The inability to effectively punish high-level corruption, as well as the challenging task of dismantling intricate networks of state capture,...

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Effectively Identifying Corruption Risks in the Central – Local Level Budget Distribution and Spending

Transparent and accountable public financial management is a key pillar of governance reform and of utmost importance for the provision...

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Mainstreaming Systematic Corruption Risk Assessments in SEE

Corruption risk assessment (CRA) is a diagnostic tool used by public bodies and civil society actors to identify and prevent...

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Promoting Public Administration Integrity via Regional Cooperation in Southeast Europe

Accountable, qualified, and ethical public administration at national and local level is a key precondition for building democratic and prosperous...

Follow the Money Tracking Illicit Financial Flows and Countering of Sanctions Evasion Schemes 1
Follow the Money: Tracking Illicit Financial Flows and Countering of Sanctions’ Evasion Schemes

Russia’s ongoing war of aggression against Ukraine has intensified existing geopolitical tensions throughout 2022 and into 2023, exposing persistent rule...

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Democracy That Delivers: Strategic Reengagement with the Western Balkans

Ukraine's heroic resistance against Russia's aggression has spurred a much-needed positive jolt on the EU's enlargement process. However, despite considerable...

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Infographic: The Way Forward: Reducing the Risks from Clientelistic Intergovernmental Transfers

The third SEE Good Governance Report recommends several policy measures that could reduce the risks of discriminatory and biased funding...

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Infographic: Corruption Risks in Central-Local Government Fiscal Relations

The third SEE Good Governance Report warns that local companies, especially SOEs, benefit from non-competitive municipal budget funding. At the...

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Infographic: State Capture and Corruption Risks in Fiscal Transfers and Public Procurement at the Local Level in Southeast Europe

Public finances in Southeast Europe (SEE) are highly vulnerable to corruption and state capture. The third SEE Good Governance Report...

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Infographic: Public procurement irregularities among politically exposed companies

Procurement and asset declarations’ data in SEE-9 shows that the contract volume share of politically connected firms varies between 2%...

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Infographic: Good practice and prerequisites for efficient checks of asset declarations

Some good practices could serve as an inspiration and example to the SEE-9 countries. The second SEE Good Governance Report...

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Infographic: Asset declarations as a corruption prevention and risk assessment instrument

Asset declarations are strong, but under-used instruments for corruption and illicit finance prevention among civil servants, particularly politically exposed persons...

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Infographic: The Way Towards Good Governance in Southeast Europe

The comparative analysis of SEE‑9 public procurement and energy SOEs’ management practices in the first R2G4P SEE Good Governance report...

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Infographic: Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in the Energy Sector

The energy sector presents one of the main systematic governance problems leading to significant losses of public wealth and providing...

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