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Report on the Implementation Status of Financial Transparency Measures in the National Action Plan for the Promotion of Open Government for 2016-2018 and 2020-2022

21 Apr, 2021 357

Prepared by Eurasia Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub Expert Group

Summary :

This Report reflects the work carried out in accordance with the Financial Transparency
component of the Empowering Civil Society Organizations for Transparency
(ECSOFT) from 15 January to 10 March 2021. The aim of the component was to
investigate the implementation status of the measures for Financial Transparency in the
National Action Plans (NAPs) for 2016-2018 and 2020-2022 to promote Open Government
and develop relevant recommendations. The following work has been carried out on each

measure for financial transparency of NAPs (19 measures in total) during the above-
mentioned two periods:

 Identifying the implementation status of the activities reflected in Section 5 of the
2016 - 2018 OGP NAP and Section 2 of the 2020 - 2022 OGP NAP and which are
related to Financial Transparency. At the same time, we consider the
INDICATOR mentioned in the NAP for that activity as an indicator of
performance;
 Identifying the international requirements;
 Identifying successful practices;
 Preparing a package of recommendations.
The mentioned 19 events cover the following areas:
a) Transparency and accountability to the State Budget;
b) Government debt (including bonds);
c) Public procurement;
d) State enterprises;
e) Statements of the Chamber of Accounts;
f) Civil society participation.
The analysis revealed that the activities envisaged in the National Action Plan for 2020-
2022 on Financial Transparency are being implemented in 7 out of 12 expected areas,
partially implemented in two areas, delayed implementation of work in 2 areas, and not
being executed in 1 area.
The implementation analysis of the National Action Plan for 2016-2018 revealed that out
of 7 areas of activity, 2 were implemented, 1 was not implemented, and 4 were partially
implemented.
Thus, the final action plan (2020-2022) is being implemented more fully, and the overall
status of implementation is creditable. However, it would be appropriate to increase
implementation efforts to raise financial transparency according to international
standards , and there are certain opportunities to do so. A number of recommendations
are also provided in the Report for making use of these opportunities.

 

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