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implementation of anti-corruption policies by NGOs (HR0038)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Croatia Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: GOVERNMENT OFFICE FOR COOPERATION WITH NGOS

Support Institution(s): Commission for Preventing Conflicts of Interest

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption Institutions, Civic Space

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

STRENGTHENING THE ABILITIES OF NGOS TO CONTRIBUTE ACTIVELY TO THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF ANTI-CORRUPTION MEASURES
Implementation of the measure is underway until June 2019
Leader of the measure GOVERNMENT OFFICE FOR COOPERATION WITH NGOS
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Description of the measure
Which public issue does the measure address? NGOs are important actors in the preparation, implementation and
monitoring of public policy. Corruption, or rather preventing
corruption, is a problem which the Government is tackling by
implementing action plans alongside the Anti-Corruption Strategy,
through which it recognises NGOs as important partners. In addition,
the areas of public procurement and preventing conflicts of interest
require extra efforts in order to improve procedures and increase
transparency. Also, NGOs may act in all areas as a strong corrective,
primarily by monitoring such procedures. However, in order for them
to make a more significant contribution, they need financial resources,
so by implementing this measure, resources for NGOs will be
assured, with the aim of implementing public procurement projects,
suppressing corruption, and preventing conflicts of interest.
What does the measure include? The measure includes issuing a public tender and signing contracts
for awards of non-returnable funds within OP ULJP 2014.2020 in the
area of cooperation with NGOs and local authorities, to prevent
corruption and conflicts of interest in the implementation of public
policies.
A greater number of high-quality NGO projects is expected, which will
have positive effects in these areas, and the overall aim of the
measure is to support the work of NGOs in the area of anti-corruption,
as well as increasing cooperation between NGOs and local
authorities.
How does the measure contribute to resolving the public
issue?
Through the provision of financial support for NGOs to implement
projects in the areas of public procurement, suppressing corruption
and preventing conflicts of interest, contributions will be made to
implementing the Anti-Corruption Strategy, that is, preventing
corruption in the widest sense.
Why is this measure relevant to the values of the Open
Government Partnership?
The measure is relevant to participation by citizens, since it increases
the opportunities and capacities of NGOs to participate in
implementing projects with anti-corruption effects, that is, it
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contributes to better conditions for the work of NGOs in this area.
Indirectly, and given the results of individual projects which will be
carried out within the framework of the measure, it is expected to
produce effects in terms of increasing transparency and public
accountability.
Additional information The total cost of implementing the measure is HRK 60,000,000 HRK.
The measure is in accordance with the following documents:
- Operational Programme ' Efficient Human Resources 2014-
2020'
- Action Plan - 2017 - 2018 accompanying the Anti-Corruption
Strategy 2015-2020
- Anti-Corruption Strategy 2015-2020
- Strategy for developing the public procurement system in the
Republic of Croatia
- Strategy for developing public administration 2015-2020
Activities Implementation start date Implementation end date
13.1. Issuing a public tender and signing contracts to
award non-returnable resources within OP ULJP 2014-
2020 in the area of cooperation with civil society
organisation and local authorities to prevent corruption
and conflicts of interest in the implementation of public
policies
December 2018 June 2020
Contact information
Person responsible in the body which is Leader of the
measure
Helena Beus
Function, department Director of the Office
Email and telephone helena.beus@udruge.vlada.hr, +385 1 4599 810
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Other participants
involved
State participants Commission for Preventing Conflicts of Interest


Croatia's Commitments

  1. Implementing Right to Information

    HR0026, 2018, Capacity Building

  2. Fiscal Transparency

    HR0027, 2018, E-Government

  3. Political Finance Transparency

    HR0028, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. Commercial regulations of companies owning local governments

    HR0029, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  5. Transparency in NGO project finance

    HR0030, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. Protection of Persons Reporting Corruption

    HR0031, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  7. Parliamentary transparency

    HR0032, 2018, E-Government

  8. Media regulations framework

    HR0033, 2018, Civic Space

  9. Data Opening

    HR0034, 2018, E-Government

  10. Raising awareness about open data

    HR0035, 2018, Capacity Building

  11. Central state portal

    HR0036, 2018, E-Government

  12. public consultations

    HR0037, 2018, Capacity Building

  13. implementation of anti-corruption policies by NGOs

    HR0038, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  14. local and regional open government

    HR0039, 2018, E-Government

  15. OGP sustainability

    HR0040, 2018, Capacity Building

  16. Right to Access Information Legislative Framework

    HR0010, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  17. Improving the Implementation of the Right of Access to Information Act

    HR0011, 2014, Capacity Building

  18. Starred commitment Proactive Release of Information and Opening Data

    HR0012, 2014, Capacity Building

  19. Fiscal Transparency

    HR0013, 2014, Capacity Building

  20. Starred commitment Improvements of Transparency and Efficiency in Public Administration Work

    HR0014, 2014, Capacity Building

  21. Improvement of Transparency of Election and Referendum Campaigns

    HR0015, 2014, E-Government

  22. Transparency in the Area of Youth Policy

    HR0016, 2014, E-Government

  23. Media Transparency

    HR0017, 2014, Civic Space

  24. Improving Transparency of Information on Members of Parliament and Their Work

    HR0018, 2014, Asset Disclosure

  25. Improving Transparency of Data on Assets of Officials

    HR0019, 2014, Asset Disclosure

  26. Starred commitment Improving the Consultation Process with the Interested Public in Legislative Procedures

    HR0020, 2014, Capacity Building

  27. Ensuring the Sustainability of Values and Content of the OGP Initiative

    HR0021, 2014, Capacity Building

  28. Starred commitment Participation in Drafting the New Anti-Corruption Strategy

    HR0022, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  29. Regulation of Lobbying

    HR0023, 2014, Capacity Building

  30. Improving Efficiency of the Ministry of Interior's Complaints Commission

    HR0024, 2014, Justice

  31. Promoting Civil Participation in the Work of Civil Society Organizations

    HR0025, 2014, Civic Space

  32. Improving the Content and Transparency of Budgetary Documents: Publish and update the state budget proposal

    HR0001, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  33. Improving Transparency of Business Activity of The Companies Of Special State Interest

    HR0002, 2012, Private Sector

  34. Making The Contents of All Budgetary Documents Understandable And Accessible To Citizens

    HR0003, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  35. Improving Accessibility of Local Budget Contents to the Citizens and the Public: Give recommendations to local units to publish budget documents

    HR0004, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  36. Starred commitment Improving the Legislative Framework for Exercising the Right of Access to Information: Amend the Act on the Right of Access to Information

    HR0005, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  37. Starred commitment Improving Access to Information on Expending Public Resources and Contents of Relevant Registers: Implementation of acts on political activity and campaign financing

    HR0006, 2012, Civic Space

  38. Ensuring Transparent Work of Public Authority Bodies In The Service Of Exercising Citizen Rights: Enhancement of web portal with info on exercising rights

    HR0007, 2012, E-Government

  39. Starred commitment Setting up a System of Participatory Drafting and Monitoring of State and Local Budget Implementation: Public discussions on budget allocation

    HR0008, 2012, Participation in Budget Processes

  40. Starred commitment Improving the Practice of Consulting the Interested Public in Procedures of Adopting New Laws: Amend procedural rules

    HR0009, 2012, E-Government