Introduction of a Publicly Accessible Register of Concession Contracts (MK0104)
Action Plan: Macedonia National Action Plan 2016-2018
Action Plan Cycle: 2016
Lead Institution: Ministry of Economy
Support Institution(s): Center for Civil Communication
Policy AreasAnti-Corruption, E-Government, Fiscal Openness, Land Rights & Spatial Planning, Open Contracting and Public Procurement, Private Sector, Public Procurement, Public Service Delivery, Publication of Budget/Fiscal Information
Status quo or problem addressed by the commitment: Insufficient access to public information on concluded contracts and concessions, as well as contracts concluded between state institutions and private subjects, as opposed to the existing transparency of concluded public procurement contracts, which are basically. Main objective: Ensuring a certain degree of transparency for more efficient public funds management. Brief description of commitment: The Ministry of Economy should create a register of concluded contracts and concessions, and make it available with regular updating on its Internet website. OPG challenge addressed by the commitment: Efficient public funds management. Reference to the global objectives of sustainable development: Reference to the Objective 16. “Peace, justice and strong institutions” Target 16.6: Development of effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels. The measures of this commitment contribute for improvement of transparency and accountability of the public finance managing institutions as concerns concession granting. Relevance: Introduction of a concession register and its availability for the public is one of the basic information of open governments worldwide. Effective and transparent management of licenses and concession contract means not only increased transparency and accountability, but foreign investors attraction as well. Ambition: Total transparency of the concession contracts following the example of publicly available information on concluded public procurement contracts.