Romania

In February and March 2016, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) published the progress reports for those countries who began implementing action plans in 2014. These reports cover the development and first year of implementation of the action plan of each country.

In Romania, the IRM researcher Dani Sandu, summarized his findings:

Romania has made progress in increasing public access to information through a range of open data commitments. However, with the majority of the current commitments focused on the release of open data, more could be done to increase the focus of future commitments towards the OGP-specific values of civic participation and public accountability. In particular, there is a need for commitments that address core issues in corruption-prone areas, such as public procurement, health, and education. 

And, in Romanian:

România a făcut progrese în creșterea accesului public la informaţii printr-­‐‑o gamă de angajamente de date deschise. Cu toate acestea, majoritatea angajamentelor sunt concentrate pe lansarea de date deschise, ceea ce înseamnă că se poate face mai mult pentru a crește concentrarea angajamentelor viitoare pe valorile specifice OGP de participare publică și responsabilitate. Este nevoie în special de angajamente care se adresează zonelor predispuse la corupție, cum ar fi achizițiile publice, sănătatea și educația. 

The report is available below in English and Romanian.  A final version will be available shortly.  A public comment period was open in late February 2016 but no comments were received.