Albania Progress Report 2016-2018 – For Public Comment
We invite you to comment on the Independent Reporting Mechanism’s Year 1 Report for Albania’s third action planAction plans are at the core of a government’s participation in OGP. They are the product of a co-creation process in which government and civil society jointly develop commitments to open governmen.... The two-week public comment period closed Tuesday, 3 April 2018.
In 2018, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM)The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) is OGP’s accountability arm and the main means of tracking progress in participating countries. The IRM provides independent, evidence-based, and objective ... published the Year 1 report for Albania’s third action plan. The report covers the full action plan implementation period: July 2016 through June 2017.
The findings from the report are summarized below in English:
“Albania’s third national action plan addressed issues ranging from access to information, open contractingA transparent procurement process, known as open contracting, increases competition, improves public service delivery, and ensures governments better value for their money. Technical specifications: C..., and whistleblower protection. However, less than half of the commitments are clearly relevant to OGP values and only one commitmentOGP commitments are promises for reform co-created by governments and civil society and submitted as part of an action plan. Commitments typically include a description of the problem, concrete action... has transformative potential impact. Going forward, it is important that the government align its OGP priorities with EU accession reforms and prioritize commitments, such as transparencyAccording to OGP’s Articles of Governance, transparency occurs when “government-held information (including on activities and decisions) is open, comprehensive, timely, freely available to the pub... More of public procurementTransparency in the procurement process can help combat corruption and waste that plagues a significant portion of public procurement budgets globally. Technical specifications: Commitments enhancing ..., disclosure of assets of public officials, and effective implementation of the law on public consultation.”
and in Albanian:
“Në planin e tretë kombëtar të veprimit të Shqipërisë trajtohen çështje që variojnë nga aksesi tek informacioni, kontratat e hapura deri tek mbrojtja e sinjalizuesve. Megjithatë, më pak se gjysma e angazhimeve kanë lidhje të qartë me vlerat PQH dhe vetëm një angazhim ka ndikim të mundshëm transformues. Për të ardhmen, është me rëndësi të madhe që qeveria të harmonizojë përparësitë e saj PQH me reformat për anëtarësim në BE dhe të prioritizojë angazhime të tilla si transparenca e prokurimeve publike, deklarimi i pasurive të zyrtarëve publikë dhe zbatimi me efektivitet i ligjit për konsultimin publik.”
- Albania Progress Report 2016-2018 – For Public Comment (Albanian)
- Albania Progress Report 2016-2018 – For Public Comment (English)
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