Reformers’ Lessons from Albania: Local Government Legislation Online

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Albania’s system for publishing government legislation was fragmented and ineffective. The lack of information was a problem, taking into account the new decentralization reforms that endowed local governments with a wide range of responsibilities. At the urging of INFOCIP, an Albanian NGO that promotes transparency and the rule of law, the Albanian government committed to publishing central and local government legislation online on the internet portal vendime.al as part of its 2016–2018 OGP action plan. Several donors supported municipal efforts to disclose legislation. Many municipalities received financial support from INFOCIP itself. According to INFOCIP’s monitoring reports by 2018, all 61 Albanian municipalities published local legislation on vendime.al. The platform hosted more than 20,000 municipal council decisions, and data usage grew alongside the increase in available information. Read more here.

Source: OGP

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