On measuring integrity with Viktoriia Poltoratskaya, Central European University

On measuring integrity with Viktoriia Poltoratskaya, Central European University

Viktoria Poltoratskaya, Doctoral candidate in Political Science at Central European University (CEU) (Vienna), gives her musings on measuring integrity direct from our think-in on the topic held in Vienna, Autumn 2022.

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The Global Programme for Measuring Corruption (‘GPMC’) recently held a 'think-in' at the HQ of the International Anti-Corruption Academy, in Vienna, to examine how measuring a different concept - integrity - could help change the narrative and yield better outcomes in the anti-corruption field.

The GPMC assembled a learned, thoughtful and talkative team of practitioners and academics, from a diverse range of disciplines and continents, to listen, debate and learn about the topic over four days in Vienna.

In this one-on-one conversation with Viktoriia Poltoratskaya at the think-in, she talks about her interest and experience in anti-corruption, how measuring integrity could offer a fresh approach, and the potential challenges of using a different means of measurement.

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Viktoriia is a Doctoral candidate in Political Science at Central European University (CEU) (Vienna) and Associate Researcher at the Governance Transparency Institute, conducting research on success factors of political machines (the case of Russia). She is currently conducting applied research on risk assessments methodologies and integrity in organizations, focusing on four countries: Mexico, Italy, Lithuania, and the Netherlands, commissioned by the U4 Anti corruption Resource Centre (Norway). She has also produced policy-oriented guides and reports on measuring integrity risks and designing political integrity indicators for Transparency International’s secretariat and has published scholarly articles on the use of machine learning techniques to identify public grant fraud in Spain.

Want to hear more?

We recorded one-on-one conversations with all of the other participants at the think-in in Vienna whch are available to listent to now on all the major podcast platforms. https://measurement-matters.zencast.website

After the event we also recorded a conversation between the co-organisers of the 'think-in' - Liz David-Barrett, Dieter Zinnbauer and Juan Ceballos - on why they chose the topic, what they learnt from the event and how it will inform the 'Programme' over the coming months. https://measurement-matters.zencast.website/episodes/reflecting-on-the-think-in-on-measuring-integrity

Want to read more?

If you would like to read more on the topic then:

Here’s our background briefing paper (LINK TO COME!) published before the think-in; and

Here’s our key insights paper published after the 'think-in'.

If you want to find out more about the programme, visit this link:


And if you have specific questions please feel free to email the team: gpmc@iaca.int


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