Workshop with High State Audit officials on Data Usability and Red Flags Algorithm: Instruments for Transparency and Anti-Corruption

Within the framework of the “Transparency in Health Engagement Project” funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and implemented by University Research Company, LLC (URC), a two 2-day workshop was delivered by Project partner Albanian Institute of Science (AIS) for the staff of the Albanian Supreme Audit Institution (ALSAI) on Data Usability and Red Flags Algorithm: Instruments for Transparency and Anti-Corruption. The 26 participants included auditors from several departments, as well as IT and communications specialists. The workshop enhanced the capacities of the staff about the use of Open Data standards in preparing auditing reports and publications in order to increase transparency of public information, and in fighting corruption. The Red Flags algorithm is a mechanism that can signal the need for an audit and investigation in the tendering and public contracting process through the flagging of actions that have a higher risk for abuse, inequality, or lack of competition. In this regard, the participants were introduced to guidelines explaining in detail the main indicators for risk evaluation in the tendering process. As a result of the Transparency in Health Engagement Project, ALSAI will implement a red flags algorithm for public procurement procedures in the health sector.

Raportet Gjinore në drejtimin e Shoqërive Publike

Open Data Albania prezantoi sot në eventin Leviz Albania për Barazinë Gjinore, Raportet Gjinore në drejtimin e shoqërive publike duke veçuar ato që zotërohen nga Bashkitë. Shoqëri Tregtare, aksione apo kuota të të cilave zotërohen nga një institucion publik dhe buxhetor njihen si shoqëri me zotërim publik, në kontekstin e këtij artikulli shoqëri publike. Në Republikën e Shqipërisë janë të regjistruara në QKB (Qendra Kombëtare e Biznesit) dyqind e njëzetë shoqëri publike, nga të cilat njëqind e trembëdhjetë zotërohen nga Bashkitë. Nga këto 113 shoqëri aksionare vetëm gjashtë kanë një administrator të gjinisë femërore. Pra, raporti gjinor i administratorëve të shoqërive publike që zotërohen nga bashki është 5.3% administrator femra dhe 94.7% administrator meshkuj. Nga përditësimi i ndryshimeve kryer nga këto shoqëri pranë QKB në periudhën 2016-2017 rezulton se kanë ndryshuar administrator 21 shoqëri. Nga këto vetëm një shoqëri ka emëruar një administrator të gjinisë femërore.

AIS organizon një MasterClass për gazetarët e rajonit me shkrimtarin Hollandez, Joris Luyendijk

The Albanian Institute of Science (AIS) organized on March 12 a MasterClass with journalists from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro over media role in reporting money, government and politics. The special guest was the Dutch journalist Joris Luyendijk, author of the book “Swimming with the sharks: My journey into the world of the bankers.” In the Masterclass, Luyendijk spoke about his career, starting from the Middle East to the financial heart of London, where for three years he interviewed hundreds of bankers while writing his financial blog for The Guardian. This event was organized as part of AIS Money, Government and Politics Project supported by the Embassy of Netherland and a special speech was held by the Dutch Ambassador in Albania, Dewi Van De Weerd.