On 30 October 2020, SELDI held the webinar “State Capture: Bridging the Gap between Diagnostics and Practical Solutions in the Western Balkans”.
In 2020, the SELDI anti-corruption initiative piloted a comprehensive methodology for monitoring and exposing state capture vulnerabilities in the Western Balkans – the State Capture Assessment Diagnostics (SCAD) tool.
The pilot SCAD data on the Western Balkans, presented at a SELDI webinar held on 30 October 2020, suggests that the main challenge for the countries in the region remains in the form of state capture enablers, such as media control, corruption in the judiciary, lack of integrity of public organisations, lack of impartiality and inadequate anti-corruption procedures. Across the Western Balkans, the score for state capture enablers spans from 39 to 45 out of 100 (full state capture).
Albanian Center for Economic Research, ACER, was represented by Ilir Ciko, Investment and Trade Policy Researcher.
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