Commitments

02.1 Monitoring property status of elected and appointed officials

Country: North Macedonia
Year Action Plan: 2018
Start Date: 8/1/2018  |  End Date: 8/31/2020

From the Action Plan

 
An advanced mechanism for monitoring the property status of the elected and appointed officials An advanced mechanism for monitoring the property status of the elected and appointed officials
Start and end date of the commitment: September 2018 – August 2020
Lead implementing agency
State Commission for Prevention of Corruption
Description of commitment
Status quo or problem addressed by the commitment
One of the ways to reduce the illegal wealth of the elected and appointed persons as a result of their function is a functional mechanism that will monitor these conditions. In Macedonia, this system is relatively inefficient, primarily due to technical reasons, which leaves room for arbitrary operations of the competent institutions. The SCPC monitors the sources of the property of state officials during their terms of service in a limited manner. At the same time, the SCPC does not have complete insight whether all elected and appointed persons have submitted asset declarations because the register of appointed and elected persons has not yet met its function for which the same was established. Namely, apart from the institutions, the citizens are denied the opportunity to have full insight into who are the elected and appointed persons in the state, and what is the property state and how it changes as a result of the public function.
Main objective
Establishing a functional system that will simplify the checking of the property status of the elected and appointed persons and will provide the citizens with adequate insight into it.
Brief description of the commitment
Based on the analysis of the anti-corruption legislation, and by virtue of the already existing information of the SCPC, but also of the civil society, an audit will be conducted in order to upgrade the functionality of the registry. This will be a basis for qualitative overview of the filled-in data of the Register under SCPC’s competence. In the meantime, the SCPC will put into effect the connection between the electronic registration of asset declarations, the publication of the same and the register. In addition, the SCPC will create a legal basis for redefining the content and the manner of submitting the asset declaration with the amendments to the Law on prevention of corruption. SCPC, along with other competent institutions such as Public Revenue Office, Employment Agency of RM, Cadastre, Central Register of RM, Securities and Exchange Commission, Ministry of Interior, will put into operation the interoperability system as one of the tools for systematic monitoring of property during the performance of the function.
OGP challenge addressed by the commitment
Public services improvement
Incresing the public integrity
More effective public resource management
Additional information
Reference to the Global Sustainable Development Goals, reference to Goal 16, “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”, Target 16.5: Significant reduction of all forms of corruption and bribery. The measures of this commitment contribute to prevention and fight against corruption and the protection of public interest by increasing the accountability and responsibility of the elected and appointed officers towards the citizens.
Milestone
2.1.1 Revision of the asset declaration’s content
2.1.2 Analysis of the functional failures of the Register of elected and appointed persons
2.1.3 Completing the registry according to the analysis
2.1.4 Putting into operation the electronic filing of the revised asset declaration
2.1.5 Establishing a system for continuous publication of asset declarations, including background data in an open and computer readable format
Contact information
Name of responsible person from implementing agency
M.A. Nikolina Tarchugovska – Miloshevksa Adem Chuchulj
Title, Department
Sector for Programs, Analytics, International Cooperation and Administrative Affairs Secretariat for SCPC
Phone and e-mail
02 3248-942 nikolina@dksk.org.mk, 02 3248- 934 a.cucul@dksk.org.mk, 02 3215-377
Other actors involved
State commission for prevention of corruption
Misha Popovikj, IDSCS, misha@idscs.org M.A. Snezhana Kamilovska Trpovska, MCIC skt@mcms.mk and other civil society organizations

Lead Institution: State Commission for Prevention of Corruption


Support Institution: State commission for prevention of corruption Misha Popovikj, IDSCS, misha@idscs.org M.A. Snezhana Kamilovska Trpovska, MCIC skt@mcms.mk and other civil society organizations

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