Analysing the risks of corruption

A tool to guide institutions in identifying and analysing the risks of corruption

Corruption comes in many forms, from paying a bribe to abusing functions.
It affects every European country by acting as a brake on economic growth, reducing investment and public funding.
A quarter of Europeans say they have personally been affected by corruption in their daily lives and less than a quarter think it is acceptable to do a favour or give a gift to obtain something from the public administration.
The 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index issued by Transparency International ranked Italy 52nd, Spain 32nd, and Greece 59th.

According to the Eurobarometer, the perception of corruption at the local level is very high in the three target countries: 89% of Italians, 94% of Spaniards, and 96% of Greeks believe that corruption is widespread in their countries, against a European average of 68%.

In this context, it is extremely important that local governments are able to identify and correctly assess risk events that may occur within their administrations. The ACT! tool is designed to help meet this challenge: by means of a series of specific questions – in the form of checklists – and specially drafted guidelines, administrations can recognise the elements, steps, and parties to be involved in order to analyse risks correctly or to improve the analysis already done.


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