Supported by: The United Nations Democracy Fund
Implemented by: Foundation Regional Development Agency (RDA) Korca
Project objective: Hold public officials in Albania accountable with the aim to give Albanian citizens the information to make sound political choices.
The project aims to improve accountability and transparency of public officials in Albania. It will create a knowledge baseand increase measurability, tracking and analysis of campaign promises of 201 public officials by developing a “truth-o-meter”.
The Albanian Truth-o-Meter is an innovative full-scale electoral fact-checking platform for monitoring pre election promises and their implementation in a two-year period. It will capture data and profiles of 201 public officials (61 mayors and 140 members of parliament) to support Albanian citizens to remember politician’s promises and check their level of achievement.
Reports will be published before and after the local elections of June 30, 2019. The project will also focus on increasing civic engagement in local governance by monitoring of local and national budget allocations to increase transparency, accountability and efficiency.
The project will check expenses and investments of 61 Municipalities and a financial report on municipal budget efficiency over a period of 1.5 years after the local elections will be prepared and published.