Valts Kalniņš

Valts

Valts Kalniņš is assistant professor at the University of Latvia. Since 1999 he has done many researches in the fields of Good Governance and Anti-Corruption, for example, analyzed management of state enterprises in Latvia and completed a comparative research on lobbying rules in Central and Eastern European countries.

Valts has often provided consultations asked for by OECD as well as other international and national institutions. He is a leading author on the researches done by the OECD Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia „Prevention of Corruption in the Public Sector in Eastern Europe and Central Asia” (2015) and „Business Integrity in Eastern Europe and Central Asia” (2016). In 2017 Valts prepared an evaluation of six Western Balkan country anticorruption policies for an OECD publication “Competitiveness in South East Europe: A Policy Outlook”. As a consultant in Council of Europe projects he has analyzed declaration systems of the state officials, prevention of conflict of interests, ethics of state service and whistle blower protection issues in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova and Ukraine as well as lead trainings on checking of declarations of state officials and other corruption prevention issues.

Valts has a University of Latvia PhD degree in Political Science.

 

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Analysis of State Capture Characteristics: Latvia’s case 

Author:Valts Kalniņš

Within the Project, methodology for surveillance of possible cases of state capture within the legislative process and appointment of state-officials will be created and approbated. Read

Article project

Anticorruption Policies Revisited: Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption (ANTICORRP) 

Author:Valts Kalniņš

A central issue will be how policy responses can be tailored as to deal effectively with various forms of corruption.

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Article project

Corruption °C. Report on Corruption and Anticorruption Policy in Latvia 

Author:Valts Kalniņš

PROVIDUS launched the biannual report Corruption °C in order to create a new tool to achieve constant assessment of anti-corruption policies and promote on-going public pressure for the effective implementation of these policies in Latvia. The core idea is to prepare and publish a biannual “Report on Corruption and Anticorruption Policy in Latvia”. The report consists of an analytical assessment of corruption situation and anti-corruption efforts (governmental and non-governmental) in Latvia and changes thereof. Each report focuses primarily on the six months preceding its preparation and the first issue covered the first six months of 2005. The key attributes of the report are high quality analysis, systematic and non-partisan approach. The main target groups of these reports are people who shape anticorruption policies in Latvia as well as everyone interested in how Latvia deals with this social ill.ins

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