Fact-Checking: Verification of Public Procurement Statistical Data, reported by Prime Minister Rama at the Socialist Party Parliamentary Group Meeting on 07.05.2024

The AIS team, promotor of Open Data Albania and creators of the Open Procurement Albania database, is diligently fact-checking the statistical information presented by Prime Minister Edi Rama during the Socialist Party Parliamentary Group meeting on 07.05.2024. Specifically, we are focusing on the Public Procurement Statistics. From the Prime Minister’s speech, which occurred between minutes 1:33:00 and 1:43:00 of the recorded session, link: Meeting of the Socialist…

From February 8, 2018 to October 31, 2023, 702 subjects, or 87.2% of the 805 subjects present in the ex-offico list, were called to submit to the vetting process. Source: Akses drejtesi Comments and Analyses: Open Data Albania It emerges that, of the 702 individuals called and vetted, 429 are men and 273 women or 61.11% men and 38.9% women. As of November 2023, the…

Open Data Albania has examined the revenue and profit, for the year 2022, of the business company licensed as audiovisual media. Based on the International Accounting (IAS) and Financial Reporting Standards, revenue is the gross receipt of an economic return during a certain economic period, which is a common activity for an economic pension. The data used for research purposes were obtained from the National…

According to letter no. 4556/2, dated 30.11.2023, from the Independent Qualification Commission, in response to the Albanian Institute of Sciences’ request dated 20.11.2023, it is evident that as of 30.11.2023, the preliminary re-evaluation has concluded for 712 subjects, which accounts for 84.4% of the total 805 subjects listed in the ex-officio document. It is projected that by 31.12.2024, the date when the constitutional mandate of…

Companies with Foreign Ownership in the List of the 100 Largest Companies by Revenue in 2022

Out of the 100 businesses that generated the highest revenues in 2022, 22 are owned by foreign citizens and entities, while 12 are under mixed ownership. These companies operate within our country. This article ranks the values associated with these companies and their annual turnover. The data for ranked values are based on turnover declarations in the Financial Statements submitted to the General Directorate of…

Open Data Albania is going through the data on budget capital expenditures, for the years 2018-2024.  Capital expenditures are the expenditures made by a certain budget unit for the provision of new public assets or the repair of the previous ones  – and whose life expectancy goes beyond a single fiscal year, – as well as for capital transfers. Capital expenditure is financed from internal…

Planned Concessions and PPP contracts launching in 2024 and respective value

Open Data is examining the information regarding to the government’s fresh plans for Concessions and Public Private Partnerships (PPP( for the year 2024. The data was obtained from the Ministry of Finance and Economy, extracted from the Draft Law for the Year 2024 Budget. There are 6 new Concession/PPP projects, worth about ALL 109.5 billion or Euro 1.04 billion that have been planned to be…

Media Owners, Economic Power through Businesses and Capital, Audiovisual Media June 2023

Open Data Albania is presenting evidence regarding the Economic Power of twenty-seven primary shareholders in Television Media, specifically within Business Companies that oversee the operation of major screens and television channels. As the foremost television entities in the country, the ranking includes 14 companies that hold licenses issued by the Audiovisual Media Authority, while also reporting declared capital and profits. We will detail the economic…

Open Data Albania is examining the data regarding the 2023 elections outcomes, focusing on the contrast between the number of votes cast on behalf of the mayoral candidates, number of votes secured by the political entity they represent. This will also serve to determine whether, in certain electoral areas, the candidate has performed better than the Political Subject. But, in analyzing such fact, we should…

In the local elections of 2023, only 38.23% of registered voters participated in the voting. According to data from the Central Election Commission for the May 14th elections, there were 3,650,658 registered voters, but only 1,395,645 voters cast their votes. Although the number of registered voters has been increasing year after year, the number of those who participated in the elections is the lowest in…

Open Data Albania is reflecting the results of turnout by municipalities in the country, in the 2023 local elections, comparing them with the last elections that correspond with the parliamentary ones, as well as with the last normal local elections that correspond to the year 2015. Local elections were also held in 2019, but due to the boycott of the elections by the opposition, the…

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Treasury Transaction is a service provided by AIS for ensuring information, transparency, and civic monitoring and accountability. Such service enables taxpayers to learn how their tax money is spent by their government and public institutions. The main source for such data is the Expenditure System of the Treasury Central Office. The information provided by AIS through its two portals, Spending Data Albania and Open Data Albania, contains all details about every payment, and treasury transaction carried out by the 1600 budgetary institutions in the country starting from January 2012.

Access to Information on Justice, and the integrity and promotion of individuals in the justice system.Data and documents on the justice system after the Reform. The new Access to Justice Info database aims at enhancing the integrity of processes and institutions through a data mine (base) and information made available to the public and journalists. Similarly, the website contains also a profile for every prosecutor , judge or member of the new justice institutions. The profile aims to provide easy to find documents on the education, professional experience, qualifications, promotion, vetting, self-declarations, and any other documents linked to new individuals in the system.

Following Open Local Government Procurement Program OpenLGP, that started its implementation in November 2015, this project is opening data for each procedure of public procurement of the 61 municipalities for one more year (in total, the database will be enriched with data for the two first years of the 61 municipalities, i.e. 2015 – 2017) and update procurement data already registered.

Creation of instruments that facilitate the finding, use, and visibility of the information about the distribution of public contracts by contractors/clients.eIncrease the capacity of local journalists in reporting on the dictribution of the public contracts by clients.e Identification of the distribution of public contracts (public money) by client’s gender.


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