CIMAP/ Measuring progress according to EU anti-corruption requirements
“CIMAP – Establishing Comparative Indicator-based Monitoring of Anti-corruption Progress in EU candidate and potential candidate countries, including Kosovo” (January 2010 – June 2011 / financed by European Commission)
The project aimed at evaluating and measuring, through indicators, the progress made by Albania in the fight against corruption according to the EU anti-corruption requirements. The institutions involved for this evaluation are: the judiciary, public administration at the central level and legislature (the Parliament), analyzing the resources (capacity), governance and overall effectiveness/efficiency. The indicators measure the legal provisions surrounding governance and anti-corruption issues, as well as their implementation in practice.
The methodology used for this evaluation has been developed through a wide consultations` process with international and internal experts, the final output of which has provided the preparation of 200 basic indicators for the assessment of three areas (public administration, judiciary and legislature). The indicators are formulated based on EU standards for the accession process of Western Balkans countries. The results of this project are:
Creation of monitoring system to measure anti-corruption progress for Albania ;
Development of capacity within the organisation to conduct continued monitoring of anti-corruption progress within the country in coordination with related EU efforts ;
Production of an anti-corruption (“shadow”) progress report for inclusion in annual EC Progress Reports (Please look at the sections of Publications) ;
Promotion of greater understanding of and engagement by citizens and stakeholders in anti-corruption efforts in the transparency of judiciary, public administration and legislature in Albania.
Real progress can be achieved only by realizing continuous measurements and evaluation. This is made available through a full methodology used by TI and the exchange of experiences with the countries of the region involved in this project.