Costs of clientelism for the local administration and state owned enterprises

EFOR ANNUAL REPORT: The bazaar governance

We focused mainly on two important dimensions of the public sector: the transfers of funds for local development, which are the main source of investment in public infrastructure at sub-national level in Romania and all over Europe; and public companies (State Owned Enterprises, SOEs). The distribution of investment funds in the territory (plus the subsequent ···

The analysis of EU and Romanian infrastructure funds

EFOR policy brief # 61, Money and Politics – the links between public procurement and political parties

EFOR published PB # 61, Money and Politics – the links between public procurement and political parties. The report analyzes the extent to which national and European infrastructure funds are politicized and used as an clientelistic instrument. We analyzed millions of procurement procedures  and decisions to allocate funds from the Romanian Operational Programs, including Regional, Transport ···

the electricity interconnection between Romania and Moldova

The Bridge over the Prut, version 2.0

Yesterday we launched in Chisinau, together with our Moldovan colleagues from Expert Grup, the report “The bridge over the Prut, version 2.0: electricity interconnection between Romania and Moldova”. Participants included representatives of the EU Delegation in Chisinau, companies, embassies, international donors, experts, media. The main findings of the conference: The interconnections with Romania, both on gas ···

The fate of national money for local development

Money and procurement 2: where did the contracts for local investments end up?

EFOR continues the research concerning the way in which procurement was made from the National Local Development Programme (PNDL). The funds allocated through PNDL are meant for the development of local infrastructure, such as roads, water supply, water treatment plants, sewerage, construction of sports facilities or modernization and construction of public buildings. Although the funds ···

The faith of the funds for local development

Money and procurement: where did the contracts for local investments end up?

EFOR has launched the report ‘Money and procurement: where did the contracts for local investments end up?’ which analyses how the national funds are distributed from the National Local Development Programme (PNDL) and how public procurement are done at local level. We analysed investments from 5 counties: Giurgiu, Tulcea, Vâlcea, Dâmbovița, and Suceava, as well ···

Monitoring report of local elections

2016 local elections: between transformation and stagnation

 Expert Forum launched the 2016 local elections monitoring report. It includes information about the legislative framework, practical concerns related to the organisation of elections, as well as recommendations pertaining to the technical aspects and political decisions. The most important points in the report are as follows:   the need of an immediate discussion concerning the ···