The need to fight bureaucracy and corruption, promote greater levels of transparency and enable citizens and enterprises to gain unhindered access to public sector information is widely acknowledged and more intense than ever. The evident breach in the relationship of trust between public administration and citizens results in the intense need to empower auditing mechanisms, an effort that shall be pursued through the re-organization of inspectorate bodies, in terms of both structures and human resources.
The commitment consists of two main parts: The first one refers to the development of a strategic alliance with inspectorate and anti-corruption bodies and authorities, and the second one addresses the reorganization of inspectorate bodies.
Under the framework of the e-government strategy, a comprehensive study will be conducted regarding the development of strategic alliance with inspectorate and anti-corruption bodies and authorities. Among other areas of interest, the study will also include identification of: main inspectorate and anti-corruption bodies and authorities; co-operation opportunities with public administration entities; areas, models and ways of cooperation; public administration units that could participate in this strategic alliance, prerequisites and conditions for cooperation; proposals on the ways of implementing strategic alliances in practice; expected results, possible problems and risks/ways to address them; infrastructure and legal framework required.
Within their role, inspectorate bodies detect possible weaknesses in public administration and identify areas where efficiency could be improved. The empowerment of those bodies is highlighted as a priority and could be achieved through mapping the current situation, identifying areas of improvements και undertaking targeted actions to facilitate their ongoing work. The ultimate goal is to ensure optimal coordination of actions and enhance the effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of the public administration.
Implementation: Ministry of Administrative Reform and e-Governance (MAREG). Stakeholders: Inspectorate and anti-corruption bodies and authorities
Two key objectives:
• Conducting a study on reorganizing and strengthening the inspectorate bodies – Implementation.
• Conducting a study on the development of strategic alliance with inspectorate and anti-corruption bodies and authorities – Implementation.
Means for implementation
For the development of the strategic alliance with inspectorate and anti-corruption bodies and authorities study a new project will be undertaken.
Milestones — Timescale
● Study on reorganizing and empowering inspectorate bodies (end June 2015).
● Study on the development of strategic alliance with inspectorate and anti-corruption bodies and authorities (end December 2015).