Alina Mungiu-Pippidi discusses good governance indicators in events around UN Anti-Corruption Day

Discussions feature ERCAS’ recently launched Public Integrity Forecast, which helps evaluate governance trends.

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies at the Hertie School, discussed the risk of corruption in government and how to predict it, participating in several events surrounding the United Nations’ annual Anti-Corruption Day. Mungiu-Pippidi, who is also Chair of the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS), is taking part in the UNODC’s International Anti-Corruption Day panel on pandemics and corruption on 9 December and took part in an OECD Knowledge Partners Webinar with ERCAS’ partners, discussing the Public Integrity Forecast, a set of governance indicators  ERCAS has developed.

The new corruption indicators, which ERCAS launched in May,  is an online interactive map that helps forecast governance trends in more than 120 countries. Policymakers, donors, civil society members and others can use the map to help assess where anti-corruption measures may be needed. 

The webinar hosted by the OECD took place in November, but is available on the OECD website. It included ERCAS Advisory Board member Michael Johnston, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY; Frank Brown, Director of the Anti-Corruption & Governance Center at the Center for International Private Enterprise in Washington, DC; and Jon Vrushi, Research Coordinator at Transparency International in Berlin, who moderated the discussion.

Over the next days, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi will participate in several other events covering the topic of anti-corruption, including an online webinar at the Batory Foundation on the pandemic and corruption, and a PhD seminar series on democracy and anti-corruption with members of the Hertie School’s CIVICA partnership.

Find the OECD Partners Webinar here.

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