On 17 and 18 June, 2005 the Center for the Study of Democracy hosted a workshop on the future of corruption monitoring jointly organized with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The workshop brought together leading experts in the field to discuss the role of corruption monitoring in the context of the evolving international anti-corruption policies.
Some of the issues that were debated during the workshop included: whether the existing data is sufficient for the development of reliable comparisons over time and among different countries and how this data could be used in the domestic and international political decision-making.
The workshop was a two-day event covering two sets of issues:
• The Role of Monitoring in International Anti-Corruption Policies;
• Methodology of International Comparisons and Interpretation of Results.
The results of the workshop are expected to contribute to the development of a monitoring system for the UN Convention against Corruption.