Corruption Measurement Methods discussed in Italy

27/01/2022 20:19

Member of the Committee on International Education and Partnership of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Elena Repman took part in an online meeting organized by the Institute for Social, Political and Economic Research Eurispes. The conference was dedicated to methods of measuring corruption.

The event was opened by Eurispes President Gian Maria Fara.

A few years ago the Eurispes Institute for Social, Political and Economic Research, drawing on many years of experience in this sphere, launched an international and multilateral discussion on the measurement of corruption.

The next meeting was attended by:

  • Nicolas Giannakopoulos, President of the Scientific Committee on Global Risks - Grp Italia srl,
  • Mario Carlo Ferrario, Vice President of Transparency International - Italy,
  • Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini, Magistrate, Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Member of Eurispes’ Scientific Committee,
  • Maria Giuseppina Muratore, senior researcher, Istat.

First of all, the study of such a phenomenon as corruption requires a reliable qualitative and quantitative measurement, because a correct understanding of this phenomenon allows you to better set up a system for preventing and suppressing crimes.

During the Italian Presidency of the G20, the Compendium of Good Practices for Measuring Corruption was formally launched, comparing different methods for detecting and measuring the corruption index.

Various measurement methods are offered internationally by both leading international non-governmental organizations (Transparency International) and qualified business sector players (Global Risk Profile). The national institutions of Italy involved in the prevention and measurement of corruption (Anac and Istat) carry out continuous work on the analysis of measurement methods, which deserves every attention and deep analysis.