State Capture Estimation and Monitoring of Anticorruption Policies at the Sectoral level (SceMaps) is designed to contribute to the fight against corruption in the EU by delivering impact on multiple levels and providing for long-term sustainability. SceMaps is developing and implementing a novel integrated risk assessment tool for estimating state capture and monitoring of anti-corruption policies in high-risk economic sectors though a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods, big data analysis and media content alert system. Designed for easy replication and take-up by EU member states’ public administrations, SceMaps will allow EU authorities to build evolving, risk-responsive instruments to assess and tackle corruption and capture risks in regulatory heavy areas and industries.
SceMaps will develop and implement the integrated risk assessment tool based on:
(a) Application of State Capture Assessment Diagnostics methodology at sectoral level;
(b) Evaluation of the enforceability and impact of anti-corruption measures and policies on the level of individual public institutions, relevant to the identified high-risk economic sectors through the application of MACPI tool (Monitoring Anticorruption Policy Implementation);
(c) Integration of public procurement and companies’ financial information big data analytics with media content alert system;
(d) Development of a publicly accessible web-based platform with interactive analytics, which presents in integrated way the results of the coherent risk assessment framework.
The SceMaps team will develop a blueprint of the developed risk assessment tool and will conduct a hands-on training on methodological development and implementation for civil society organisations. Public-private dialogue on EU level will be ensured by effective outreach and dissemination, targeting civil society, researchers, public institutions, business associations and EU and national decision-making bodies.
SceMaps is piloted in Bulgaria, Romania, Spain and Italy.