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Strengthening Commission for Domestic Violence (MT0017)



Action Plan: Not Attached

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Local Government Department Commission for Domestic Violence

Support Institution(s): Commission For Domestic Violence Local Governments’ Department

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Gender, Justice, Legislation & Regulation, Public Service Delivery, Subnational

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


Strengthening Local Government and the Commission for Domestic Violence in
Malta – Commitment Number 5
January 2019 – December 2021
Lead implementing
Local Government Department
Commission for Domestic Violence
Commitment description
What is the public
problem that the
commitment will
This Commitment will address the Difficulties faced by society in the
areas of local government and domestic violence. It will also strengthen
important areas in society being; Domestic violence and Local
Government’s Accountability through a reform that will bring Local
Councils closer to the citizens.
What is the
This Commitment consists of several facets. One focuses on
empowering and strengthening the role of the Commission for Domestic
Violence in Malta. Another facet focuses increasing Local Council’s
accountability and operations.
How will the
contribute to solve
the public problem?
This commitment is aimed at strengthening various important areas of
society by the following means:
• Strengthen the Commission for Domestic Violence through
dedication of more resources.
• Identify the needs of Local Councils to ensure their sustainable
future and more in touch with the citizens. This is being done
through the publishing of a white paper that address this reform.
This White Paper has been launched for public consultation.
This Commitment will address the implementation of this reform
with consideration to the feedback received from the public
Why is this
commitment relevant
to OGP values?
Through this commitment, Domestic Violence will be strengthened
through a new strategy. On the other hand, through the Local
Government reform, the relationship between local government and
society will be strengthen and accessibility increased to the benefit of
the whole society. This reform aims not only to ensure that citizens
receive a better service and as a result have a better quality of life, but
also to identify ways whereby Local Councils can be brought closer to
the residents. The White paper launched will also ensure a higher
degree of accountability.
• White Paper – Local Government Reform October 2018
• Commission for Domestic Violence Facebook Page:
Milestone Activity
with a verifiable
Start Date: End Date:
Strategy to
strengthen the role
of the Commission
for Domestic
2019 2020
Accountability of
Local Councils is to
be ensured if they
are to have a
sustainable future.
With this in mind, a
White Paper aimed
at reforming Local
Government in
different areas is
being launched.
2019 2020
Contact information
Name of responsible
person from
Mr. Hector Gatt
Title, Department Principal, Ministry for European Affairs and Equality
Email and Phone
State actors
Commission For Domestic Violence
Local Governments’ Department

Malta's Commitments

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  2. Integration of Maltese Islands

    MT0014, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Investing in Technology

    MT0015, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. Industrial and Employment Relations Improvements

    MT0016, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. Strengthening Commission for Domestic Violence

    MT0017, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. Participation of Women in the Public Service

    MT0008, 2015, Capacity Building

  7. Public Servant Knowledge Sharing

    MT0009, 2015, Capacity Building

  8. e-Services Online

    MT0010, 2015, E-Government

  9. Public Access to Information

    MT0011, 2015, E-Government

  10. Social Dialogue

    MT0012, 2015, Capacity Building

  11. Having Cleaner Beaches

    MT0001, 2012, Environment and Climate

  12. Construction of Safer Roads

    MT0002, 2012, Infrastructure & Transport

  13. Environment

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  14. Transparency in Public Spending

    MT0004, 2012, Oversight of Budget/Fiscal Policies

  15. Taxation and Benefits Abuses

    MT0005, 2012, Oversight of Budget/Fiscal Policies

  16. Procurement

    MT0006, 2012, Open Contracting and Procurement

  17. One-Stop Shop for Citizens

    MT0007, 2012, Public Service Delivery