Poltoratskaia, Viktoriia & Fazekas, Mihály (2024) Data Analytics for Anti-Corruption in Public Procurement. In Sope Williams and Jessica Tillipman (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Public Procurement Corruption. Chapter 4. Routledge.
This chapter describes and analyses the ways in which data analytics can be used for countering corruption in public procurement. It also discusses the main challenges for effective data-driven anti corruption in public procurement. We propose a simple conceptual framework, which distinguishes petty and grand corruption. Depending on the type of corruption, different accountability mechanisms should operate for successfully implementing data-driven anti-corruption. We describe the main challenges and limitations of available datasets, including data quality, scope, depth, and accessibility, as well as most recent measurement approaches. We provide some empirical examples of successful implementation of data analytics for countering corruption in public procurement. We conclude by summarizing the lessons learnt and focus on practical steps to make data analytics more effective for anti-corruption.
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