Infrastructure and National Roads built through Public-Private Partnership and State Budgetary support

Open Data Albania is appraising the value of investment and budget support for Public-Private Partnership Contracts, concerning the construction of National Roads and Infrastructural Works. There are 6 concession contracts in the sector of public works – National Road Infrastructure. Five of them enjoy direct support from the State Budget and the remaining is conditioned by Guaranteed State Traffic. The Full Value of Road Infrastructure…

Money Laundering in the Context of the Fiscal and Criminal Amnesty, AIS position, Analysis and Conclusions

Albanian Institute of Science has carefully analyzed the draft law on “Fiscal and Criminal Amnesty of entities submiting voluntary declaration” initiated by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Justice and presented for Public Consultation by the Albanian Government on June 23, 2022. The deadline for the submission of opinions and recommendations on the draft daw during the consultation process is July 23, 2022.…

The Construction Costs Index and the state’s decision to provide additional funding for Public works Contracts

The Albanian Government has approved the Normative Act, with the force of Law, act no. 10, dated May 18, 2022, for the Financial Compensation due to the increase in the price for some construction materials, based on the stipulations in the public contracts, as a result of the special situation created in the market during the year 2022, referring to market prices and construction cost…

Socialist Movement for Integration, Electoral Funds and Expenditure, 2021

Open Data Albania is examining the funding and spending, during  the 2021 Election Campaign, for the electoral subject Socialist Movement for Integration, SMI. In the 2021 Election Campaign, the SMI has declared funds in the amount of 35 955 359 Lek. The latter comprises only funds collected by the party itself. Whith the funds created by party candidates, the overall proceeds administered by the the…

Socialist Party, Funds and Expenditure, 2021 Election Campaign

Open Data Albania is examining funding and spending, during the 2021 Election Campaign, of the electoral subject Socialist Party, SP. During the campaign for the general elections, the Socialist Party declared a total amount of 176 538 087 ALL in funds, whereas only 137 882 751 ALL of it was declared as expenditure, resulting in surplus of 38 655 336 ALL. Meanwhile, the amount spent…

Democratic Party, Electoral Funds and Expenditures, 2021 Election Campaign

Open Data Albania is looking into the funds and spending of the 2021 election campaign, for the electoral subject Democratic Party of Albania, PD. Regarding the 2021 Election campaign, the Democratic Party has declared a proceeds fund of 47 625 660 ALL. All said revenue was spent during the campaign by the Democratic Party and its candidates. Table: DP, Total Funds and Expenditures for the…

COMPANIES AWARDED PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS THROUGH OPEN COMPETITION IN 2021

In this article we are covering the Companies that were awarded the highest value contracts in the Public Procurements, held by the Albanian state authorities during 2021. Data concerning all contracting procedures by tender, are available in Excel format released by the Public Procurement Agency.  We are listing and sorting companies by analyzing the weight that each contractor has in the total value procured during…

Historical Inflation Rate in Albania since 1992 and European countries between 2010-2021

Open Data Albania is examining the inflation rate in Albania and other European countries based on the data obtained from the World Bank. The inflation rate represents the increase of the general level of the prices within an economy. According to the Bank of Albania, inflation officially started to be measured in July 1992, so we have presented how the inflation rate has changed in…

Consumer Price Index based on Goods and Services, 2022 vs. 2021

Open Data Albania is examining the annual changes in the consumer price index by category of goods and services, for the March 2021-March 2022 period. If we assess the changes by category, “Transport” has had the biggest hike in a year, with a 19.9% increase, followed by “Food and Non-alcoholic Beverages” with 9.3% and “Alcoholic beverages and tobacco” increased by 4.9%. Source: INSTAT Comments and…

Open Data Albania: 173 % increase in visibility, citizens are interested in economic analyses and transparent data

Open Data, Access and Transparency over sectors exposed to Risk of Corruption – this is the project our Organization is implementing with the support of SIDA(Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). The project is composed of two components: Increased Transparency on taxpayers money (public money) under the slogan “Where Does my Money Go” and Youth Empowerment against Corruption – Civic Education, Improving Fact-Checking Models. In recent…

Public Procurements and the 2021 Election Campaign, NdiqParate.al: In the eve of 2021 Election Campaign, 28% of the Tenders were finalized without an Open Competition

Open Data Albania examined all tendering procedures concerning 2020 and 2021 public funds, their volume, and the identification of the Estimated Fund contracted without an open competition. What we found out was that 2020 and the semester prior to the 2021s Election Campaign present an increase of 150% in the contracted monetary value compared to non-election years. This fact testifies an over-concentration of contracted funds on the…

Projection: Albania needs another century to catch up on the EU average on income per capita

Albania could catch up on the EU average on income per capita in about a century. This is an economic projection, carried out by Open Data Albania analysts, examining three different scenarios of the country’s economic progress and the potential they present to converge our income per capita with the EU average. The analyses published in the #OpenDataAlbania platform, aim to supply the public debate and…

Minimum wage and loss of consumption power from lack of actual indexation

Open Data Albania is conducting a research concerning the indexation of the official minimum wage in Albania over the years, more specifically during 2000-2022. During this period there has been a regular increase in the formal minimum wage, excluding 2007, 2014-2016, 2018 and 2020. For 2022, the minimum wage increased in advance in April, although it was planned for mid-year. The move came a result…

FEATURES OF HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION IN ALBANIA, TYPE-BASED EXPENSES 2020

Open Data Albania is analyzing the average monthly consumption in Albanian households, ie how much an average Albanian resident household spends each month to meet their individual needs for goods and services. The data under review were sourced from INSTAT. In 2020, an Albanian household spends on average of 83 475 ALL every month for consumer goods and services, a figure that is 20% higher…

Businesses and Subcontractors in the Reconstruction Program; Exemption from Value Added Tax

The General Directorate of Taxes, pursuant to DCM no.143, dated 13.02.2020, “Procedures for issuing authorization to reconstruction entities and for exemption from value added tax on the supply of goods and services for the purposes of the reconstruction process”, has released such authorizations for economic entities contracted for the Reconstruction program or their subcontractors. The authorization confirms that the Company has no obligation to pay…