The Government Transparency Institute is a non-partisan think tank researching and advocating good governance. Born from the research and civil society activism of founder Mihály Fazekas, the Institute was founded in 2015 to provide an independent, research-driven voice to the causes of transparency, anti-corruption, and good-governance in Europe and beyond. It is financed by private donations, European research funds, and government contract work, and works independently of political parties or special interest groups. The aim of the Institute is to better understand the causes, characteristics, and consequences of low-quality governance with interdisciplinary analysis, drawing on political science, economics, law, and data science.
We help citizens hold their governments accountable through the publication of novel datasets and robust analyses. Our unique research approach uses Big Data, statistical analysis, and qualitative methods to understand the paths from micro-behaviour to macro-outcomes. Our research topics include anticorruption, public procurement, legislative processes, and competition. We believe that the combination of qualitative understanding and quantitative measurement of the state is the foundation of good governance.
Dávid Bognár, research assistant
Ágnes Czibik, managing director
Gábor Kocsis, research assistant
Lili Márk, researcher
Bálint Szalai, journalist
Bence Tóth, researcher
Johannes Wachs, researcher, programmer
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