Valts Kalniņš


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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Study on Business Integrity in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 

Author:Valts Kalnins

This study is aimed at strengthening integrity in the business sector, especially anti-corruption measures in and for the private sector. Read

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Process-tracing study report on Estonia 3

Author:Valts Kalniņš

A study providing insights into some of the anti-corruption reforms undertaken and the roles of their proponents.

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Corruption in Estonia 1

Author:Valts Kalniņš

Background paper analysing the successes and failures of Estonia’s anti-corruption policy.


Korupcijas °C. Krievijas pretkorupcijas cīņa: reformas, aktīvisms un nopūlējušies valdītāji 3

Author:Ivans Niņenko

Bijušais Krievijas Federācijas prezidents Dmitrijs Medvedevs iekļāva pretkorupcijas
cīņu savas politiskās darba kārtības prioritāšu vidū. Kāda bija Medvedeva pretkorupcijas politikas attīstība un rezultāti?