The presentation focused on the main findings of the chapter co-authored by CRCB researchers István Jánost Tóth and Mihály Fazekas. In addition, it also presented new research perspectives including the authors work using EU-wide public procurement data as well as the exciting new research grant they recently won, called DIGIWHIST: “The Digital Whistleblower. Fiscal Transparency, Risk Assessment and Impact of Good Governance Policies Assessed”. Susan Rose-Ackerman commented on the book chapter putting findings and methodology into a global perspective and underlining the need for further work until the CRCB approach becomes widely accepted.
The presentation also provided two contrasting two stories of corruption risks in Hungary: On the one hand, the World Governance Indicators’ Control of Corruption composite suggests that the level of corruption is Hungary has stayed the same (governance improvement in 2010-2012 is not significant). On the other hand, CRCB’s Corruption Risk Index shows stark increase in overall corruption risks throughout 2010-2012. See the graph below.