Public Contracting Reform, AIS recommendations for programs of the electoral subject 2021

Following years of monitoring and risk assessment in public procurement in the areas of public health, local government, and national infrastructure, AIS has drafted 7 proposals for the reform of public procurement and contracting. These recommendations will be proposed to the main parties in elections, suggesting their involvement in their electoral program and promises. The recommendations were drafted in the framework of the Governance for…

PPP concessionary costs for public taxpayers 2018-2023 Planning

Open Data Albania is looking into the state budget costs for Private Public Partnership  concessions (PPP) covered by public funds for the period 2018-2023. The article identifies the planned payments year after year; and provides an overview of progress made through the years by concessionary companies. This investigation is based on the Budget Report accompanying the Annual Budget Law. The six-year period (2018-2023) under review…

PPP companies with budgetary support by their controlling package in the Albanian or Foreign Trade Register

Open Data Albania is investigating PPP concessions with public financing from the state budget for 2021, identifying those that have stock control packages abroad. This investigation makes use of the data about the companies responsible for implementing PPP concessionary agreements and contracts, information published on the Open Corporate Albania portal, under the Concessionary Companies section. For each company, the portal shall identify which business register…

2021 Budget Public Costs envisioned for Private Public Partnership (PPP) Concessions

Open Data Albania is investigating the costs envisioned to be paid for Private Public Partnerships (PPP) or concessions, covered by the 2021 state budget. The article conducts an analysis of the concessionary PPP contracts that are active in 2021 and the costs envisioned for each of these contracts for the period 2018-2023. In 2021, according to the Explanatory Report of Law No. 137, the 16.12.2020…

The Register of Magistrates, new Profiles of prosecutors and judges introduced to AksesInfoDrejtësi

The Register of Magistrates, a public database created by AIS, is enriched during December-January 2021 by the passport profile of 17 judges and prosecutors (magistrates) who passed the vetting process in recent months or weeks.  Every created passport contains information like the CV, self-declarations, qualifications, scientific research, promotions, disciplinary measures, asset declarations for each individual judge and prosecutor. Albert Demirneli, Prosecutor http://aksesdrejtesi.al/profil/215 Afërdita Ndoi,  Prosecutor…

Open Data Albania: 2021 Budget, Public Costs envisioned for Private Public Partnership (PPP) Concessions

Open Data Albania is investigating the costs envisioned to be paid for Private Public Partnerships (PPP) or concessions, covered by the 2021 state budget. The article conducts an analysis of the concessionary PPP contracts that are active in 2021 and the costs envisioned for each of these contracts for the period 2018-2023. In 2021, according to the Explanatory Report of Law No. 137, the 16.12.2020…

The Register of Magistrates and their scientific contribution publications and views

Magistrates that are appreciated (viewed) for their scientific research, publications and contribution to the doctrine of law The Register of Magistrates, created by the organization AIS, promotor of Open Data for Albania, ranks the most favorite Judges and Prosecutors according to Google Analytics and Google Search Console shows in terms of their contribution to the Doctrine of Law and in areas like Constitutional Law, Ownership,…

Albanian Media: Eavesdropping of Italian Anti-mafia about Influence over Tenders in Tirana. 80 Procurement Processes were already reported by Open Procurement Albania for their risk of corruption and irregularities

Several news portals have used our databases in January in reporting on corruption and irregularities. Some of them report on alleged connections between eavesdropping made by the 2017 Italian Anti-Mafia (published in Italy in January 2021) and the tenders reported for risk of corruption and irregularities on our database for Transparent Procurement. The Italian Anti-Mafia eavesdropping into persons being investigated as members of the Mafia…

DATA/How did Ndragheta’s intercepted company win 80 public tenders in Albania? ‘Open Data’ raised the red flag, but no one listened to it

Dosja.al has published on 23 January 2021 an article entitled Data: How Ndragheta’s Company won 80 public tenders in Albania. Open Data raised the red flag, but no one listened to it Persons involved in the Euro 250 million affair in Italy are being interrogated.The data available shows that Ndragheta’s intercepted company has won 80 public tenders in Albania. All in the health sector! As…

Eavesdropping of Ndrag’heta involving the Municipality of Tirana and the Health Authorities – What do we know so far?

Exit.al published on 21 January an article entitled: Eavesdropping of Ndrag’heta involving the Municipality of Tirana and Health Authorities. The article as follows: View Post The arrest of tens of members of the Italian mafia group, Ndrangheta, emphasized their connection with officials of Tirana Municipality and Rama Government, and their involvement in corrupt tenders and construction permits. The entire money laundering scheme of the Italian…

Health Expenditures, State Budget 2020 and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Open Data Albania is looking into the state budget for health in 2020 and the dynamics of changes that the Executive and the Parliament have adopted during the year. The research aims to identify the budgetary behavior in meeting the needs of Health Institutions during the Pandemic. The research focuses solely on changes to the Health Budget. The article does not describe changes related to…

Eavesdropping of Italian Anti-Mafia about Influence over Tenders in Tirana. 80 Procurement Processes were already reported by Open Procurement Albania for their risk of Corruption and irregularities

Several news portals have used our databases in January in reporting on corruption and irregularities. Some of them report on alleged connections between eavesdropping made by the 2017 Italian Anti-Mafia (published in Italy in January 2021) and the tenders reported for risk of corruption and irregularities on our database for Transparent Procurement. The Italian Anti-Mafia eavesdropping into persons being investigated as members of the Mafia…

Health Budget for 2020, Small Increase, Failure to Implement Investments, Lack of Attention to Primary Health Care Service

The Health Budget for 2020, the year the country had to cope with a Pandemic, reached 39.625 billion Albanian Lekë or 320.85 Million Euro. This final figure was reached after revisions made to the Planned Budget, including an additional 2.1 billion Albanian Lekë as part of the effort to cope with Covid-19. While the total Spending for 2020 increased by 30.16 billion Albanian Lekë, the…