High level workshop hosted at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies, participated in a high-level workshop at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 27 October. The workshop on corruption measurement took place within the framework of Italy’s G7 presidency.
Mungiu-Pippidi presented the work of the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS), which is located at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Mungiu-Pippidi and her ERCAS team have developed an Index of Public Integrity, in a comprehensive effort to measure corruption based on indicators such as private interest influence over government agencies (agency capture) or political favouritism, among others. Presented at the G7 workshop was the second edition of the Index, which now covers 109 countries; Norway is the top performer and Venezuela the worst. You are invited to explore the Index of Public Integrity here: http://integrity-index.org/
According to a press release from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcing the workshop:
The opening remarks will be made by the president of ISTAT, Giorgio Alleva, the Senior Director for Development Economics of the World Bank, Shantayanan Devarajan and the Director for Legal Affairs of the OECD, Nicola Bonucci. The closing remarks will be made by the president of the National Anticorruption Regulatory Authority, Raffaele Cantone.
The full press release can be read here (in English).
The overall goal of the workshop was to define adequate measures of corruption and address preventative measures for corruption indicators. The full discussion paper for the workshop, published by the G7 Italian Presidency, can be found here.