Improving the transparency of public authorities – improving the capacity for annual reporting (2003-2005)

EU monitorization reports have constantly criticized Romania for the slow progress in the public administration reform. The lack of transparency of public institutions has a direct negative impact on the capacity of the citizens to assess and participate in the decision-making process.

SAR was a constant monitor of the implementation of the public administration reforms and the transparency laws. Based on the previous experience of SAR and the various studies on the Romanian local authorities, SAR developed a new project specifically targeting the Activity Reports in the public institutions. Producing these Annual Reports is the responsibility of the public institutions according to the public of information act (544/2001). The main purpose of the reports is to develop the administrative capacity of the institutions and also the accountability through transparency. Several studies made by SAR have shown that less than 30% of Romanian public institutions have the know-how to produce a public policy report. SAR’s aim is to offer a practical guide with minimal costs for the Romanian public institutions which will serve for those which don’t posses a minimal knowledge in the public policy field. The project also provides specialized public policy training for a certain number of public servants.

Financed by: Phare 2003 – Consolidation of the Civil Society Civile

Partners: Federatia Autoritatilor Locale din Romania

Implementation period: November 2005 – November 2006

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