For several years now, IDM has been engaged in the development of integrity instruments in the public administration sector, both at the central and local government levels. In 2019, IDM designed the Integrity Risk Assessment Methodology in the public sector, which was approved by the Ministry of Justice in the capacity of the National Anti-Corruption Coordinator, in order to develop integrity plans for public institutions. Throughout the 2019-2022 period, IDM, through a team of experts, has assisted 6 line ministries, 21 municipalities, as well as several other public institutions in the development of Integrity Plans. Another important instrument in the promotion of institutional integrity culture, achieved with the technical assistance of IDM, is the development of Codes of Ethics (for the Assembly and the Constitutional Court) as well as a Standard Code of Conduct for the country’s municipalities. The process of developing these instruments for the public administration sector has had its own difficulties and challenges but has also provided opportunities for these institutions.
In order to share this experience as well as the lessons learned during the development of these instruments for strengthening institutional integrity and increasing public trust in the public sector, IDM with the support of the Hanns Seidel Stiftung, the Albania office, organizes a policy forum with the theme“Advancing the integrity culture in the public administration sector through the Code of Ethics and Integrity Plans”. In addition, the forum aims to present three policy documents drafted by the IDM expert team, based on this experience gained with public institutions, covering the following topics:
- Integrity of the central government institutions: Challenge, and way forward.
- Codes of conduct in the public administration sector: benefits and challenges.
- The challenges hindering the promotion of a culture of integrity at local level government.
This policy forum will bring together policymakers at all levels of government, representatives of line ministries and other public institutions that have developed or intend to develop an Integrity Plan and/or Code of Ethics, representatives of the country’s municipalities, academia, media representatives, civil society organizations as well as independent researchers.
The experts will present the policy documents, which will be followed by the discussion of the panellists on the findings, recommendations and the importance of these pro-integrity instruments in improving the work culture in the public administration sector in Albania.
You are invited to join the discussion on the 7th of December,from 14:00 – 16:00, at Hotel “Tirana Intenational”. The discussions will be held on-site. IIt will be held in Albanian but simultaneous translation in English will be provided.
Please send an email at [email protected] to confirm your participation at the venue.
Download the agenda.