Research tools

The R2G4P initiative will rely on two main research tools for its analyses and advocacy efforts:

  • MACPI (Monitoring Anticorruption Policy Implementation). MACPI provides assessment of individual public institution’s anticorruption policies through quantitative surveys among employees, external experts and clients. It is designed as an internal management tool for the pubic body, used to identify the levels of corruption pressure over its activities and the gaps in the enforcement of its anticorruption policies.
  • is a free of charge platform that allows the visitors to search and analyse tender data from 33 jurisdictions (28 EU member states, Norway, the EU Institutions, Iceland, Switzerland, Georgia). Red flags pointing out to potentially corrupt public procurements include short advertisement periods, biased specifications that exclude companies from applying, the winner being a single bidder, high contracts’ share of the winner, short decision period, modifying the contract and increasing its value or duration. will be updated for large scale public procurement analysis, including new corruption risk indicators, and implemented annually in the nine target countries.

In addition, the partners will explore, advocate against, and train stakeholders on how to monitor and assess the state capture phenomenon. The state capture could be defined as an exploitation of the power of government for private benefit in systematic and permanent manner, involving various forms of corruption and illegitimate activities. According to CSD’s State Capture Assessment Diagnostics (SCAD) tool, state capture could be divided into four dimensions: business capture, political capture, judiciary capture and black market capture.

The R2GP4 project, coordinated by the Center for the Study of Democracy, Bulgaria benefits from a € 1.5 million grant from Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway through the ЕЕА and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation. The aim of the project is to implement shared anti-corruption and good governance solutions in Southeast Europe through innovative practices and public-private partnerships.


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