June 12, 2021
CRCB is committed to foster transparency and access to public information.
The importance and benefits of governmental transparency, open government, and digital governance have been widely discussed. The disclosure of public data is an important goal supported by international organizations, governmental partnerships, and global civil society organizations (Open Government Partnership, European Commission, The World Bank, and OECD).
Based on the expectations of OECD digital openness and read more
8 March 2019
CRCB. 2019. The EU funds, Viktor Orbán and the performance of firms owned by Lőrinc Mészáros, the Hungarian gas fitter, in the Hungarian public tenders 2005-2018. Budapest: CRCB.
Based on the empirical analysis of the Hungarian public tenders we pointed out that the EU funding has perverse effects in Hungary: it helps to reduce the intensity of competition, to increase the level of corruption risk and the weight of price distortion, and it generated the growth of the estimated direct social loss due to weak competition and high level of corruption risks from 2009 to 2016. The analysis on public tenders won by companies related read more
May 30 2019
CRCB. 2019. An explanatory model on the reorganization of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and on the expropriation of its research institutes. May 30 2019. CRCB Research Notes: 2019:6, Budapest: CRCB.
This short analysis deals with a possible interpretation scheme of the real objectives of the Hungarian government with the forced transformation of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) and the destitution of the network of its research institutes in 14 points. With this analysis the read more
7 September 2016
The analysis of first digits of contract prices indicates that the contract prices of all Hungarian public procurement fits into the theoretical distribution for the whole period. But there are crucial differences in price distortion among the contract prices in each year. Price distortion was increasing throughout the whole period; while in 2009 and 2010 contract prices fitted well into the theoretical distribution, after those years the ratio of price distortion got more and read more
Transparency is a basic condition in spending public money.
This is true for EU funds collected from taxpayers of developed EU Member States. The data reported here by CRCB would like serve this aim by sharing all important elementary data of EU funded Hungarian projects and supported organizations for the period 2004-2012 in a well structured format. The sources of information were the Hungarian government websites, though they do not allow to download elementary data with a simple, structured format (xlsx or read more