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Reorganization of inspectorate bodies and strategic alliance development against corruption (GR0024)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Greece Second Action Plan for 2014-2016

Action Plan Cycle: 2014

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption Institutions, Capacity Building

IRM Review

IRM Report: Greece End-of-Term Report 2014-2016

Starred: No

Early Results: Did Not Change

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: NR

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

The commitment consists of two main parts: The first one refers to the development of a strategic alliance with inspectorate and anti-corruption bodies and authorities, and the second one addresses the reorganization of inspectorate bodies.
Under the framework of the e-government strategy, a comprehensive study will be conducted regarding the development of strategic alliance with inspectorate and anti-corruption bodies and authorities. Among other areas of interest, the study will also include identification of: main inspectorate and anti- corruption bodies and authorities; co-operation opportunities with public administration entities; areas, models and ways of cooperation; public administration units that could participate in this strategic alliance, prerequisites and conditions for cooperation; proposals on the ways of implementing strategic alliances in practice; expected results, possible problems and risks/ways to address them; infrastructure and legal framework required.
Within their role, inspectorate bodies detect possible weaknesses in public administration and identify areas where efficiency could be improved. The empowerment of those bodies is highlighted as a priority and could be achieved through mapping the current situation, identifying areas of improvements και undertaking targeted actions to facilitate their ongoing work. The ultimate goal is to ensure optimal coordination of actions and enhance the effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of the public administration.

IRM End of Term Status Summary

Commitment 3.4. Strategic alliance against corruption

Commitment Text:

The commitment consists of two main parts: The first one refers to the development of a strategic alliance with inspectorate and anti-corruption bodies and authorities, and the second one addresses the reorganization of inspectorate bodies.

Under the framework of the e-government strategy, a comprehensive study will be conducted regarding the development of strategic alliance with inspectorate and anti-corruption bodies and authorities. Among other areas of interest, the study will also include identification of: main inspectorate and anti-corruption bodies and authorities; co-operation opportunities with public administration entities; areas, models and ways of cooperation; public administration units that could participate in this strategic alliance, prerequisites and conditions for cooperation; proposals on the ways of implementing strategic alliances in practice; expected results, possible problems and risks/ways to address them; infrastructure and legal framework required.

Within their role, inspectorate bodies detect possible weaknesses in public administration and identify areas where efficiency could be improved. The empowerment of those bodies is highlighted as a priority and could be achieved through mapping the current situation, identifying areas of improvements and undertaking targeted actions to facilitate their ongoing work. The ultimate goal is to ensure optimal coordination of actions and enhance the effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of the public administration.

Milestones

3.4.1. Study on inspectorate bodies

3.4.2. Study on strategic alliance

Responsible institution: Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction

Supporting institution(s): None

Start date: July 2014              End date: September 2015

Commitment Aim:

The commitment stems from existing anti-corruption governmental measures and consists of two main parts: The first refers to the development of a strategic alliance with inspectorate and anti-corruption bodies and authorities. The second addresses the reorganization of inspectorate bodies. Both milestones for this commitment refer to the production of studies:

      3.4.1 Study on reorganizing and empowering interspectorate bodies (ending June 2015), and

      3.4.2 Study on the development of strategic alliance with interspectorate and anti- corruption bodies and authorities (ending December 2015).

Status

Midterm: Limited

The Greek Government had not completed the first milestone on producing a study for reorganizing inspectorates by the midterm review. Progress was also limited on the second milestone for the alliance against corruption. Nevertheless, cooperation between the Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction and relevant inspectorate and anticorruption bodies had taken place on an ad hoc basis in the context of the YourDataStories project implementation. In this case, the government was implementing this commitment via a pilot scenario in the YourDataStories project. The ad hoc cooperation on this predominant policy area and its dependence on an international multi-stakeholder project delayed implementation.

End of term: Limited

During discussions held between the Openwise IRM research team and members of the interministerial OGP government team, there was no further evidence of progress on this commitment. Based on midterm findings that the government had substituted the 3.4.1 milestone with the European project “YourDataStories”, the Openwise IRM research team found the commitment to publish studies incomplete and the replacement project was irrelevant to achieving the milestones of this commitment. [Note 27: More information regarding the use cases can be found at "Use Cases - The research scenarios we are using," YDS, http://yourdatastories.eu/about-your-data-stories/use-cases/.]

Did it open government?

Did not change

Corruption is a predominant issue in Greece. However, this commitment focused on producing studies rather than specific, relevant and time-bound actions. Additionally, the implementation of this anticorruption commitment is not located under the proper government agency. According to the commitment, the responsible agency is the Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction. A better choice would have been the Ministry of Justice, which has the authority on anticorruption policy. This is the reason why the YourDataStories milestone failed to engage the relevant policy issues and the overall impact of this commitment did not change the status quo.

Carried forward?

For the first time, the third Greek action plan will include commitments by the Ministry of Justice, although none address fighting corruption. Therefore, the Openwise IRM research team suggested the government prioritize areas in their anticorruption strategy, set up a primary goal for each area, and design specific interventions for the next action plan. Possible intervention areas include hospitals and other public procurement expenses, recently identified by an EU Commission report as the most pressing, in addition to driving license bribes and undeclared labour.


Greece's Commitments

  1. Framework law on Open & Participative Governance

    GR0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  2. Participation in the Assessment of the Public Sector

    GR0032, 2016, Capacity Building

  3. Publicity of Organisational Charts & Entities of the Public Sector

    GR0033, 2016, E-Government

  4. Accountability and Settlement of Disputes between the citizens and the Public Sector

    GR0034, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  5. Guide and Standardization for the provision of Services & for Procedures per Service/entity

    GR0035, 2016, Capacity Building

  6. Improvement of the open deliberation procedure

    GR0036, 2016, Capacity Building

  7. National Register of Line Managers of the Public Administration (Register)

    GR0037, 2016, Capacity Building

  8. Implementation of the assessment of employees and services and control methods

    GR0038, 2016, Capacity Building

  9. Implementation of a System for the Selection of Managers

    GR0039, 2016, Capacity Building

  10. Digital Repository for Pubic Administration Studies

    GR0040, 2016, Capacity Building

  11. Provision of Open Cultural Data

    GR0041, 2016, E-Government

  12. Geospatial Maritime Data

    GR0042, 2016, E-Government

  13. Ship/Company and Seafarer Registers

    GR0043, 2016, E-Government

  14. Marine and Maritime Activity

    GR0044, 2016, E-Government

  15. Starred commitment Public Property Open Data

    GR0045, 2016, E-Government

  16. KPI’s for the implementation of Public and EU Financed Projects

    GR0046, 2016, E-Government

  17. Data and Statistics for Greek National Exams

    GR0047, 2016, E-Government

  18. Protocol Digitization

    GR0048, 2016, E-Government

  19. Informative Actions on open data for young people in Secondary and higher Education

    GR0049, 2016, Education

  20. Open Education

    GR0050, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Provision of open data for Justice

    GR0051, 2016, E-Government

  22. Enhanced statistical data of justice open to the public

    GR0052, 2016, E-Government

  23. Open provision of Geo-data

    GR0053, 2016, E-Government

  24. Open-Participatory Budget

    GR0054, 2016, Fiscal Transparency

  25. Regional Council Platform (Open Regional Council)

    GR0055, 2016, E-Government

  26. Open - Participatory Budget

    GR0056, 2016, E-Government

  27. Capture and Evaluation Platform for Regional Technical Projects

    GR0057, 2016, E-Government

  28. City Dashboard

    GR0058, 2016, E-Government

  29. Online Consultation Platform

    GR0059, 2016, E-Government

  30. Open Data Index for cities and local administrations

    GR0060, 2016, E-Government

  31. Linked, Open and Participatory Budgets

    GR0061, 2016, E-Government

  32. School of data for public servants

    GR0062, 2016, Capacity Building

  33. The collaborative wikification of public services procedures

    GR0063, 2016, Capacity Building

  34. Strengthening openness and accessibility of the Parliament

    GR0064, 2016, Capacity Building

  35. Institutional and technological upgrading of Transparency Program

    GR0012, 2014, E-Government

  36. Public participation in decision making

    GR0013, 2014, Capacity Building

  37. Integration of PSI Directive on the re-use of public sector information

    GR0014, 2014, E-Government

  38. Regulatory amendments for the management and provision of open data

    GR0015, 2014, Capacity Building

  39. Implementation of platform for central distribution of public open data

    GR0016, 2014, E-Government

  40. Provision of open geospatial data

    GR0017, 2014, E-Government

  41. Provision of open cultural data

    GR0018, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  42. Provision of open data for offshore companies

    GR0019, 2014, E-Government

  43. Open provision of Public Sector critical data sets

    GR0020, 2014, E-Government

  44. Open invitations for filling posts in the public sector

    GR0021, 2014, E-Government

  45. Public administration organizational chart publication

    GR0022, 2014, Capacity Building

  46. Coordination and monitoring of Open Government policy

    GR0023, 2014, Audits and Controls

  47. Reorganization of inspectorate bodies and strategic alliance development against corruption

    GR0024, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  48. Tracking changes on bills (from submission to voting by Plenum)

    GR0025, 2014, E-Government

  49. Usability and functionality improvements of the ‘Parliamentary Transparency’ section of the Hellenic Parliament website

    GR0026, 2014, E-Government

  50. Improvement of the Hellenic Parliament Website and implementation of new standards-technologies

    GR0027, 2014, E-Government

  51. Provision of historical parliamentary documents to the public

    GR0028, 2014, E-Government

  52. Enhancement of Social Media Policy in the Hellenic Parliament

    GR0029, 2014, E-Government

  53. On line provision of Exhibitions

    GR0030, 2014, Capacity Building

  54. Increase number of legislative acts going through online deliberation

    GR0001, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  55. Capitalize on citizen comments and suggestions

    GR0002, 2012, Public Participation

  56. Operate central e-procurement information system

    GR0003, 2012, E-Government

  57. Operate central ERP information system

    GR0004, 2012, E-Government

  58. Operate central HRMS information system

    GR0005, 2012, E-Government

  59. Open data regarding prices, as collected by Prices Observatory

    GR0006, 2012, Open Data

  60. Resolve legal issues regarding state geo-data

    GR0007, 2012, Land & Spatial Planning

  61. Offer additional taxation data

    GR0008, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  62. Augment functionality of the Transparency Program

    GR0009, 2012, E-Government

  63. Publicise Public Sector procurement information

    GR0010, 2012, E-Government

  64. Enable open, transparent and safeguarded document circulation

    GR0011, 2012, E-Government