Transparency of Local Governance (December 2010 – April 2011 / financed by the Agency for the Support of Civil Society in Albania)
The main goal of the project is focused on enhancing the transparency of local governance for the community. As such, the project is focused on the programme “Fight against corruption” by bringing a tradition in the monitoring and awareness raising of the local government on the fight against corruption.
Enhancing the transparency of local government ;
Simulating good governance and transparency ;
Raising the public awareness for the importance of transparency and participation in decision-making.
Activities undertaken for this initiative:
a. Development of evaluation indicators (quantitative and qualitative) for 8 municipalities of Albania.
b. Monitoring the activity of each municipality (through the evaluation of indicators).
The watchdog groups created for each municipality have monitored the activity according to the separated sectors and defined by the experts` groups.
c. Roundtables with experts and stakeholders.
d. Exposure of Transparency Charts
The Transparency Charts include the main information for the citizens of each municipality. They are placed in visible and easily accessible places for the public, and in the same time an awareness raising campaign is developed to present the information included in these charts (also complex data such as the financial investments of the municipality etc.)
e. Public awareness campaign to inform and raise the awareness of citizens for their rights, effects of corruption and the importance of transparency.
The public awareness campaign on the project and its mission has aimed to create a continuous communication network through the municipalities and the public on the recent developments of improving transparency of local government. TIA has been focused on advocating for the importance of informing the citizens, the transparency and the fight against corruption in the local government.
Development and publication of recommendations produced in this study could be found in the publication entitled “Transparency of Local Government”.