The Corruption Risk Forecast is rooted in the pioneering academic work of Professor Alina Mungiu-Pippidi and has been developed through a collaboration between the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS), which is led by Mungiu-Pippidi, and the Anti-Corruption & Governance Center (ACGC) at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).
CIPE works to promote entrepreneurship around the world by equipping local business associations, chambers of commerce, and civil society organizations with tools to advocate for economic reform and engage in dialogue with the government, such as coalition building, grassroots outreach, anti-corruption initiatives, and business-led policy platforms. Over the past 35 years, CIPE has implemented programs in 80 countries and built a network of more than 130 partner organizations in the process.
ACGC works to empower democratic institutions and civil society actors to curb corruption by holding public officials, businesses, and individual citizens accountable. Through implementing its Rapid Response, Integrated Compliance, Anti-Corruption Compliance, and Private Sector Collective Action initiatives in over 30 countries, the Center promotes effective, inclusive, and transparent governance that provides equal access to prosperity.
ERCAS, which was established in 2012 at the Hertie School in Berlin, conducts research on nation-building and corruption from a state-society perspective, with a focus on the interaction between formal and informal institutions, governance regimes, and the transition from particularism to ethical universalism. ERCAS developed its own full-fledged approach to evidence-based anti-corruption and provides policy advice to governments, development agencies and the Europea