The Regional Good Governance Public-Private Partnership Platform (R2G4P) continued its efforts to increase the capacity of its civil society and government partners to monitor, diagnose and tackle corruption risks, through a three-day regional training held on 13-15 December 2022 in Bucharest. While the first training was structured around the initiative’s key methodologies and the second one explored the conceptual framework of illicit finance, the third focused on the use of big data and online surveys for assessing corruption vulnerabilities.
The speakers presented the best methods for studying, measuring, and prosecuting strategic corruption, kleptocracy, and illicit enrichment. They showcased how investigative journalists and civil society could expose shady deals of politically connected companies or ill-gained wealth hidden by politically exposed persons. Representatives of the Romanian anti-corruption authorities shared good practices in the use of electronic databases, such as e-DAI and PREVENT. By the end of the training, the participants built up a capacity to perform network analysis, public procurement risk assessment, and safeguard the distribution and spending of national and EU funds.