Romania Design Report 2018-2020 – For Public Comment
In 2020, 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 Design Report for Romania’s fourth 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... (2018-2020). The report covers the development of the action plan and the design of its commitments.
In Romania, the IRM researcher Ioana Deleanu’s findings are summarized below:
“Romania’s fourth action plan covers a wide range of topics, including some areas where the country has seen a decline in recent years. Notable commitments include standardizing public consultations, improving 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 national investment funds, and simplifying monitoring of the management of seized assets. Moving forward, Romania could consider increasing transparency of large public spending, improving the effectiveness and independence of the judiciaryWhile a majority of open government reforms occur within the executive branch, OGP members are increasingly taking on commitments to increase the openness of the judicial branch. Technical specificati..., and publishing information on all concluded government contracts in open format.”
And in Romanian:
“Al patrulea plan național de acțiune al României atinge o serie largă de subiecte, inclusiv câteva domenii în care România a înregistrat un declin în ultimii ani. Printre angajamentele notabile se numără uniformizarea practicilor de consultare publică, creșterea transparenței alocării și a achizițiilor din fondurile naționale pentru investiții, precum și simplificarea monitorizării administrării bunurilor indisponibilizate. Pe viitor, Romînia s-ar putea axa pe mărirea transparenței cheltuielilor publice de largă amploare, pe îmbunătățirea efectivității și a independenței Justiției, precum și pe publicarea, în format public, a informațiilor legate de contractele încheiate de guvern.”
The version of the report for public comment is available in English and in Romanian below. The two-week public comment period closed 26 May 2020.
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