Policy forums

Brussels, February 25, 2015: Monitoring Anti-Corruption in Europe: Bridging Policy Evaluation and Corruption Measurement


On February 25th in Brussels the Center for the Study of Democracy organized a policy forum during which the state-of-the-art methodological approaches to anti-corruption policy assessment were discussed. Some of the latest tools in corruption assessment and evaluation of anti-corruption policies were presented and discussed.

During the event CSD team presented the MACPI Toolkit, which provides a novel method of measuring corruption vulnerability at the institutional level – the new anti-corruption instrument will fill-in the gaps between classical measurements of citizens’ perceptions of corruption and macro-scale analyses of a country’s integrity with respect to corruption.

Mr. Mihaita Barlici, Chief Commissioner at the Anti-corruption General Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Romania shared his valuable experience on his efforts in diminishing corruption in Romania. The successful fight against corruption in Romania was influenced greatly by the Romanian methods for monitoring and implementing anti-corruption policies at the institutional level.

Ms. Ozge Iskit, Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Brussels presented a new tool to estimate costs of corruption. The tool used red flags in public procurement to find problematic areas and cases and compute the actual financial harm corruption does to society.