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Romania, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova

National Energy Regulators: A Comparative Assessment

The following report analyzes the capacity (governance and performance) of energy (gas and electricity) regulators in Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine and “benchmarks” them to the Romanian energy regulator. Energy regulators in countries that follow EU’s Energy Directives of the Third Energy Package – EU members, as well as members of the Energy Community and countries ···

State-Owned Companies – Preventing Corruption and State Capture

A Comparative Assessment – Performance vs Governance of SOEs in Romania, Italy, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic

Can we measure corruption and capture in state-owned companies, beyond impressions, opinion polls and indicators of compliance with governance standards? Is there a way in which we can gauge the level of resources that are misused or simply wasted, can we compare across countries and in time, and is there a correlation between the governance ···

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 ···

Combating Clientelism in Local Investments and Financial Transfers (CC-LIFT)

CC-LIFT contributes to the development of watchdog mechanisms in Romania, Moldova and Georgia regarding the clientelistic allocation of funds towards the local communities. The project aims to improve the effectiveness, transparency and accountability of governance by enabling local civil society organizations to oversee the budgetary development procedures and participate in debates on resource allocations by ···

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 ···

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