Risk Measurement in Vulnerable Economic Sectors in Europe

SCEMAPS: State Capture Deconstructed

The current policy environment is particularly favourably disposed towards strengthening the European Union’s response to state capture vulnerabilities. In 2020 the EU introduced a range of new initiatives, including the European Rule of Law Mechanism, the European Democracy Action Plan, and a ew Security Strategy with a strong focus on anti-corruption. The report complements previous ···

SCEMAPS: While over 60% of criminal networks use state capture practices, preventive tools as SceMaps proved essential to tackle corruption  

The team leader for Anti-Corruption at the EU Commission Directorate-General of Migration and Home Affairs, Dr. Anitta M. Hipper, acknowledged the importance of having mechanisms to spot state capture, a subtle form of corruption, used by “over 60% of criminal networks” “Bulgaria is the country where the institutional environment is most vulnerable to state capture”, ···

Policy report

SCEMAPS: Assessing State Capture Vulnerabilities at the Sectoral Level

This report outlines the findings from the pilot implementation of two integrated innovative monitoring methodologies: an index-based expert assessment of state capture pressure and vulnerabilities on sectoral level and an analysis of risks for corruption-related behaviour in public procurement through original “red-flags” indicators, based on linked “big data”. The pilot covers three economic sectors – ···

Monitoring report

SCEMAPS: Monitoring Anti-Corruption Policy Implementation in High-Risk Sectors

Benchmarking Reports of Nine Public Organisations in Bulgaria, Italy, Romania and Spain The report summarises the results from the assessment of the anti-corruption policy implementation in nine public organisations, that exert governance, regulatory or control functions in three preselected economic sectors (construction, wholesale of fuels, and wholesale of pharmaceuticals) in Bulgaria, Italy, Romania and Spain. ···

SCEMAPS Newsletter 4: SceMaps provides big-data analysis to uncover potential corrupt behaviour in public procurement

SceMaps makes its assessments by combining ‘red flags’, each of which indicates a risk situation which might be the result of possible corruption or conflict of interests. SceMaps’ big-data analyses were designed to demonstrate that real-time risk assessment is possible, by implementing red flags obtained throughout the tendering process, and integrating these into countries’ e-procurement ···

Annual policy report

2021 annual report: The Fog of Governance. How Romania fails in using big data for modern policy processes

In Romania, the public administration produces valuable data, but it is lost because no one collects it to monitor and improve public policy processes. For example, during the pandemic, the police applied sanctions, but we do not know exactly to whom and for what, because there was no interest in keeping a detailed record. This ···