November 2004 - November 2005
Bulgaria, Council of Ministers
Implementing Key Measures of the Programme for the Implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy
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Council of Ministers
European Commission, Phare
€ 1.000.000
HAUS (lead), Nomisima, Strategma, PACEL. 

Services provided:
  • Provision of team leader and short-term experts
  • Policy advice and technical assistance
  • Assistance in drafting new legislation and regulations
  • Training of civil servants at the central and regional level
  • Creation of strategic and technical capacity among government agencies at the central and local level to use IT effectively
  • Development of public communication and information policies [web-sites, e-linkages, etc.] for central and local governments to make information more accessible to the public
  • Study tours to Western Europe
  • Workshops and seminars.
Description of project
A one-year project to strengthen public sector transparency and accountability by establishing clear and effective rules concerning the citizen/civil servant interface and by opening up the decision making process to citizen consultation.

Specific objectives included:
  • Assistance in the development and implementation of new legislation to regulate conflicts of interest and lobbying practices.
  • Reduction in incidences of corruption and administration malfeasance
  • Enhancement of citizen trust in public institutions and the civil service
  • Creation of a permanent public-private dialogue concerning government policies, the delivery of local services, and the prevention of corruption
  • Improvement in citizen access to public information
  • Assistance in the development and implementation of new legislation to regulate conflicts of interest and lobbying practices.
Outputs include:
  • Analysis of European and international best practice in the area of lobbying andconflict of interest legislation, citizen consultation and feedback in the policy-making
    process
  • Development and implementation of legislative acts to regulate lobbying and conflict
    of interest among ministers and other officials
  • Preparation and implementation of legislative acts to establish uniform rules concerning the conduct for municipal officials
  • Training of officials in the application of prosecution of corruptionDevelopment of administration mechanisms to hear complaints and appeals of citizens concerning administrative acts.
 
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