Six municipalities with online IT tools for transparent spending. OpenGov as Good Governance
USAID Albania, in the framework of the Planning and Local Governance Project (PLGP) and in cooperation with our organization, the Albanian Institute of Science (AIS), are finalizing several activities as part of the Open Government as Good Governance initiative. In June, representatives of the PLGP and AIS presentedin the Municipalities of Fier, Lushnjë, Korçë, Berat, Elbasan, and Kuçovë two open data applications for budgeting and spending. Monitoring Treasury gives the citizens the possibility to be informed on daily basis on expenditures made by taxpayers’ money in these six municipalities. Money Mapping visualizes the annual expenditures of municipalities in a format, where citizens can easily understand what activities the public money is spent on. USAID/Albania, through the PLGP, intends to make sure that in the future the staff of these municipalities integrates such online tools in their official websites, and will therefore cooperate with AIS in delivering capacity building training for the local government officials, so that they can independently apply these IT instruments for Transparency ad Expenditures.