TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENTAIS Newsletter September 2020
Register of Magistrates, data and documents on Justice individual Integrity
Access to Justice Information ( Akses Info Drejtësi ) Database is a data mine into the justice system. A passport of information, documents, and data is created for each individual that is promoted and qualified in the vetting process, enabling public monitoring of individual integrity. This data is restructured, setting a model for the Magistrates' Register . The Register represents a legal obligation for the new justice institutions, not yet fulfilled. Access to Justice contains data on CVs, public declarations, qualifications, scientific research, promotions, disciplinary measures, and asset declarations for each individual judge and prosecutor. Access to Justice enables also the access by machine search for each document of the new justice systems, such as acts, decisions, official records, reports, etc. AIS, the organisation promoting Open Data for Albania, has created and maintains this data mine.
Exclusive clients for municipalities, Open Procurement supports fact-based journalism
The Risk Assesment Open Procurement Albania the algorithm for assessing the tenders of 61 municipalities in the country has promoted and strengthened fact-based journalism as civic journalism. JOQ, a massively and famous portal for its sense of humour, has published a list of individuals and businesses baptised as Municipality Clients. These businesses seem to have been awarded a significant share of contracts by certain municipalities through direct negotiations, and without any competition. The list is based on the anti-corruption instrument for risk assessment and clientelism in the Red Flag Tender Algorithm. This instrument is created by AIS. The phenomenon illustrated with data, is known as the process of concentration of public money in few hands through race-free and high-risk procedures for clientelism. Application of open data databases and automatic list via algorithms is a process that AIS has been doing for 5 years promoting the watchdog culture at municipal level.
Who does business in Albania, OpenCorporates Albania
Who's doing business in Albania??? OpenCorporates Albania creates every month passports with information and documents for business companies that register for economic activity in Albania. January-September 2020, 1884 companies registered with the National Business Centre. This includes 215 companies with Italian stock capital (partially or fully); 57 companies registered in 2020 result of Egyptian capital (shareholder or partner). 15 businesses, where partners or shareholders are also citizens with German passport and 12 business partners with Greek passport . Search machine on OpenCorporates.al lists businesses by their capital origin, the year of establishment, object, stock values, legal form and identity of the company's owner. The database Open Corporates Albania functions according to OpenData standards and well-structured information and documents of state public register.
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