"When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely, in your thoughts, advanced to the stage of science, whatever the matter may be."
Lord Kelvin

ANTICORRP Conference on public procurement and corruption risks

The Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB) organized a conference about the ANTICORRP research program, the Hungarian government’s anti-corruption policy and the new public procurement law on 12th May 2015. After István János Tóth’s (CRCB) opening and presentation about the ANTICORRP program’s objectives and results, dr. László Kovács (Prime Minister’s Office) presented the most important changes in the new Hungarian public procurement law. Mihály Fazekas (CUB, CRCB) highlighted some recent results of measuring corruption risks of public procurement in the European Union. Dr. Péter Klotz’s (National Defence Office) presentation was about the anti-corruption provisions of the Hungarian government and the Open Government Partnership program. Ágnes Czibik (CUB, CRCB) presented the novelties of the http://tendertracking.eu website, which publishes public procurement data and provides instruments for analysing them for citizens and experts as well. The closing panel conversation searched possible solutions to the problem of corruption in public procurement.

Invitation for the conference (in Hungarian)

Conference program (in English)

The slides of the conference:

István János Tóth: The objectives and results of the ANTICORRP research program (PDF in Hungarian)
Dr. László Kovács: The new public procurement law (PDF in Hungarian)
Mihály Fazekas: Measuring corruption risks in case of public procurements (PDF in Hungarian)
Dr. Péter Klotz: The anti-corruption provisions of the Hungarian government and the Open Government Partnership (PDF in Hungarian)
Ágnes Czibik: Analysing public procurement data: the http://kozpenzkereso.eu application (PDF in Hungarian)


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