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Moldova Mid-Term Report 2016-2018

Moldova’s third national action plan focused on open data, e-government and public sector evaluation, initiatives linked to existing reforms. Most commitments saw limited completion in the first year. Moving forward, the government needs to clearly identify the institutional responsibilities of relevant agencies, extend the mandate of the multistakeholder working group and build on ongoing efforts of public procurement transparency.

Highlights

Commitment Overview Well-Designed?*
1a. Increase public procurement transparency This commitment will introduce, among other activities, a transactional e-procurement system (MTender), ultimately to be used by all public authorities and open to the public, linking information from the planning and implementation phases. No
4. Participative policy-making process Development of a new e-platform as a public consultation mechanism for drafting laws represents a positive step forward for participatory policy making. No
5. Public sector evaluation The aim of the Public Sector Scorecard is to monitor the progress and efficiency of public authorities. No

*Commitment is evaluated by the IRM as specific, relevant, and has a transformative potential impact

Process

The E-Government Center and Open Government Institute facilitated the development of the action plan through working group meetings and an online survey. CSOs were consulted but it is not clear how their feedback was incorporated. The government did not publish minutes of the consultation meetings. The multistakeholder working group covered only the development of the action plan and did not monitor implementation.

Acting contrary to OGP process?

A country is considered to have acted contrary to process if one or more of the following occurs:

  • The National Action Plan was developed with neither online or offline engagements with citizens and civil society
  • The government fails to engage with the IRM researchers in charge of the country’s Year 1 and Year 2 reports
  • The IRM report establishes that there was no progress made on implementing any of the commitments in the country’s action plan

 

No

Performance

Moldova’s action plan contains eight commitments ranging from public procurement to open data and public sector evaluation. Completion, however, remains limited for all but one commitment. Moving forward, the government should clearly identify institutional responsibility and extend the mandate of the multistakeholder working group to improve implementation.

IRM Recommendations

  1. Increase ambition in commitments
  2. Strengthen action plan development and implementation
  3. Improve open data and public disclosure information
  4. Strengthen public participation in decision-making processes
  5. Continue transparency efforts in public procurement

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