Alina Mungiu-Pippidi’s “The Quest for Good Governance” book published at Cambridge University Press

“This is one of the most important books ever written on the most universal governance challenge of our time – how to control corruption.” These are the words of Larry Diamond, the director of the Center on Democracy, Development and
› Continue reading Monday October 12th, 2015

RAS and CIJ hosted ANTICORRP’s WP 6 meeting in Bucharest

RAS and CIJ (Centre for Independent Journalism) hosted ANTICORRP’s Work Package 6 project meeting in Bucharest from September 25th to September 26th, 2015. RAS was represented at the meeting by researchers Ioana Avădani, Natalia Milevschi and Valentina Dimulescu. Work Package 6
› Continue reading Wednesday September 30th, 2015

RAS organized the “Clean Romania” Summer School

On August 27-30, the Romanian Academic Society organized the “Clean Romania” Summer School. The event took place in Predeal and brought together collaborators of the platform, journalists, activists and representatives of the civil society. Among the participants was Alina
› Continue reading Monday August 31st, 2015

ANTICORRP International Conference: “Understanding Governance Virtuous Circles: Who Succeeds and Why”

From 8-12 July 2015, the Hertie School of Governance (HSoG) and the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS) organized the international conference “Understanding Governance Virtuous Circles: Who Succeeds and Why” within the EU FP 7 ANTICORRP project. The
› Continue reading Monday July 13th, 2015

Debate: Social housing in Romania – actors and perspectives

The Romanian Academic Society in partnership with Policy Center for Roma and Minorities has organized on Monday, 6th of July 2015 the debate entitled “Social housing in Romania – actors and perspectives”. The event took place at the headquarters of
› Continue reading Wednesday July 8th, 2015

SAR has contributed to writing the Freedom House, Nations in Transit 2015 report

SAR experts have contributed to the Freedom House, Nations in Transit 2015 report. The report monitors the evolution of 29 former communist states from Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Asia, by means of seven chapters/indicators: electoral process, civil
› Continue reading Friday June 26th, 2015

Romanian public procurement in the construction sector. Corruption risks and particularistic links

RAS’s research on government favoritism in public procurement produced within Work Package 8: Corruption, assistance and development has been published. Improving infrastructure in Romania has been a significant project in the past 25 years. Unfortunately, although large amounts of public
› Continue reading Wednesday June 10th, 2015

ANTICORRP Report cited in “The Economist”

The Quantitative Report: Why do some societies manage to establish control of corruption and others not?  elaborated in the framework of the ANTICORRP project, implemented by SAR and Hertie School of Governance has been cited in an article entitled “Ukraine’s
› Continue reading Sunday June 7th, 2015

The Launching Event of the Third Edition of the Coalition for Clean Universities

On Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 the Romanian Academic Society launched the third edition of the Coalition for Clean Universities during a public conference. Through this project, SAR and its partners will evaluate and monitor integrity and good governance in public universities, we will seek
› Continue reading Tuesday May 26th, 2015

SAR participation in the workshop “Countering Corruption and State Capture for Transparent Energy Governance in SEE”

RAS researcher, Valentina Dimulescu, participated in the policy advocacy workshop entitled “Countering Corruption and State Capture for Transparent Energy Governance in SEE” organized within the SELDI  project. The event took place in Belgrade from April 27 to April 28 2015.
› Continue reading Monday May 4th, 2015

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