Experts workshops

Sofia, March 31, 2015

On 31 March 2015, the Center for the Study of Democracy hosted an expert workshop, intended to present and discuss the final version of the MACPI Toolkit, developed witihn the MONAC project along with the results from the pilot testing of the instrument.

Dr. Alexander Stoyanov, Director of Research at the Center, elaborated on the methodology of the tool. The tool draws on desk research, in-depth interviews with experts and employee surveys and is designed to account for standard corrupt behaviors such as abuse of power, as well as for more complex corrupt relations like clientelism. The tool is implemented in two phases: mapping and evaluation phase. During the first stage, the organization's anti-corruption policies are identified with the help of experts and the principal activities carried out the institution are established. The corruption risk for different activities is assessed based on the following indicators: the information provided by experts, the bureaurcratization of particular activity, the motivation of the organization's clients to bend the rules and employees' perceived pressure from above to engage in corrupt behavior. On the basis of this assessment which also looks at likely types of corrupt behavior in different activities, corruption risks zones can be established, which later are taken into account in the evaluation of actual policies.

For more information on the event, please visit CSD web-site.