Data and visualization on the Fund, Donations, Debts and Election Expenses 2013

Dear Friends, Open Data Albania through section Election Expenses 2013, is visualizing for information on funding, expenses and donations or debts of the Campaign for Assembly Election 2013. Transparency in Election Financing is regulated by legal provisions in the Election Code specifically in Chapter II, Articles 87-92. In the election campaign May 24 to June 23, election were attended by 68 parties and individual subjects.…

Retirement age in Albania and in OEDC countries

Open Data Albania analyzed the effective and official retirement age in Albania in comparison with those of other countries, members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD). Data for this analysis are produced by the Institute of Social Insurance in case of Albania and from OECD in case of other countries. Definitions Official age of retirement is the age defined by law in…

Personal Income Tax, PIT in Albania and in the Region 2013/2014

Open Data Albania is examining the tax rate on personal income from wages in the Balkan countries. Places like Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia, use the flat tax on personal income and wage income. A special treatment is made in Serbia, where personal income tax depend on their source, income from wages are taxed with 12%. Countries like Croatia and Kosovo use the so-called progressive tax. Despite…

Public Sector versus Private Sector, weight in employment and employment income from 2009 – 2013

Open Date Albania is exploring the weight that the public and private sectors have in employment and also the income from employment that relevant sectors generate, period from 2009 to 2013. Annual average of employees in total for the two sectors is 932,815 people. By sector, 165,210 is the average annual number of employees in the public sector and 768,490 employees in the private sector.…

Public debt in the Republic of Albania 2013 – 2014

Dear friends,  Open Data Albania has recently published a set of articles on the structure and effects of the Public Debt by the progress in 2013, and the forecasts for 2014. Specifically, in the beginning of this year has been brought up to date information on Public debt per capita 2014 and Cost of debt per capita 2014. In the same way, are updated articles…

Average age, Albania shows highest ageing rate in Europe 2001-2011

Open Data Albania had researched on average age of Albania population during the last 20 years compared to that of the European Union member countries or candidate for EU membership. Data for Albania are from the National Institute of Statistics while data for the European countries are from Eurostat.  The average age is the total age of the population divided by population. Data for Albania…

The most financed functions of the 2014 Draft Budget

Compared with the 2013 Budget, there is a general decline in the share of the total funding for almost all functions, except for “other expenses unclassified” that increased with 6.45 % and “environmental protection” with 0.15 %. The increase in ” Other expenses unclassified ” has come mainly from the inclusion in the draft budget of “arrears” amounting to 35 billion, in which 12 billion…

Planned and factual budged spending in Albania for 2012

The factual expenditures of the Government Budged in Albania for 2012 stood at 5.2 per cent lower than the planned expenditures. Final expenditures stood at 376.3 BN Albanian leks while planned expenditures were 396.9 BN Albanian Lek. Cuts in expenditures were made in large parts on local governments? expenditures but there were also savings from interest payments of the public debt. According to government functions,…

The cost of debt per capita in the years 2010-2014

The cost of debt per capita is calculated as the ratio of interest to be paid from the state budget for the loan still outstanding with the population in a given year. Open Data Albania has examined the performance of this indicator for the years 2010-2014. Source: Ministry of Finance and INSTAT Processing and comments: ODA Data on the cost of debt for the years…

Employees of the budgetary institutions 2014

Open Data Albania has researched on the number of employees in budgetary institutions for 2014. The data are taken from tables with budget estimates of the Ministry of Finance. Budgetary institutions include ministries, departments directly subordinate or independent institutions and constitutional. Their salaries are covered directly by the State Budget. The research has also shed light on the contraction of employment in the budgetary sector…

Debt per capita in years 2010-2014

Public debt per capita is calculated as the ratio of the total stock of debt still outstanding in a given year by the registered population for that year. In simple terms, it represents the average of “the amount each of us carries” or “has to pay” from the debt taken over the years by governments.  Open Data Albania has examined the performance of this indicator…