Romania Action Plan Review 2022-2024 – For Public Comment
In 2023, 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 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... Review for Romania’s sixth action plan. The report provides a technical review of the action plan’s characteristics and the strengths and challenges the IRM identifies to inform a stronger implementation process.
In Romania, the IRM’s findings are summarized below:
Romania’s sixth action plan contains three promising commitments, including, for the first time, access to justiceAccessible justice systems – both formal and informal – ensure that individuals and communities with legal needs know where to go for help, obtain the help they need, and move through a system tha... More for victims of gender-based violence. The two other promising commitments continue ongoing OGP reforms, while the action plan also addresses new areas including extractives sector 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 and participatory budgeting. Implementation could benefit from targeted civil society engagement, as well as collaboration between commitments, such as for publishing high-value data sets.
The report is available in English and in Romanian. The public comment period closed 10 February 2023.
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