Thursday, 26 March 2015Government not-transparent about public procurement
Prishtina, 26 March 2015 Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI), a branch of Transparency International in Kosova issued the findings of the “Public Procurement Transparency Index” in a roundtable discussion. This report assesses the disclosure of procurement documents and information by the Government of Kosovo. The index consists of 23 indicators across five categories of public procurement, namely: access to public documents, budgetary transparency, procurement transparency, transparency in public auctions, and complaints to the procurement review body.
The full report with the findings can be downloaded here
Friday, 28 February 2014Agencies and Public Enterprises - no accountability, but with great privileges
Pristina, 28 February 2014 - Kosovo Democratic Institute (KDI), has organized a round table on the topic "Challenges of Independent Operating Agencies and Public Enterprises in Kosovo". In this case, KDI has published an analysis entitled "(In)Dependent Agencies and “Publicly” Owned Enterprises in Kosovo, which is the legal basis of their address, the politicization of the governing boards, funding and their relationship with the founding institutions.
Download publication in English language here
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Thursday, 19 December 2013Gender equality in the municipal executive – without conrete agenda
Prishtina, 19 December 2013 – Democracy in Action (DiA) hosted a public debate with the topic “Local governance and gender balance in the executive, with the new municipality mayors, representatives of civil society, political entities, and the media.
Friday, 13 December 2013Women – powerless in the local decision-making
Podujevë, 13 December 2013 – Democracy in Action (DiA) held a debate on the topic Women form Prishtina region in the Local Elections 2013. It was generally claimed that despite the fact that women ran for municipality MPs, the will and readiness for executive posts is still lacking. Although the Municipal Assembly in Podujeva in its composition does not have any women in its directorates, the participants gave examples how in the past, in certain cases, women were offered to lead, but they had not been ready to challenge themselves in the executive.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013The poor performance of the election management bodies, the cause of several violations on the Election Day
Prizren, 28 November 2013 The coalition of NGOs Democracy in Action (DiA) organized a discussion meeting in Prizren with the topic “The duties of Municipality Election Commissions (MEC)” in the Local Elections 2013. The discussion was focused on the responsibilities and challenges that MEC has before and during the Election Day, what kind of violations are most common in their municipalitites, and how are they addressed. Since the inclusion of women in MEC is only 10%, the gender perspective was in focus.
Monday, 09 December 2013Corruption Train, Institutions don't bother to do anything
Pristina , December 9, 2013 –Marking the International Anti- Corruption Day ( 9 December ), Kosova Democratic Institute ( KDI ) / Transparency International Kosova (TIK ), organized a performance with a train as a symbol for exposing the level of corruption in Kosovo, the government pulling other institutions behind.
Tuesday, 26 November 2013KDI meeting with the Budget and Finance committee for Public Procurement Law
Pristina, 26 November 2013 – Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI) / Transparency International Kosova (TIK) held a workshop with the Budget and Finance Parliamentary Committee. The purpose of the meeting was to advocate and push recommendations for amending the Law on Public Procurement.
Tuesday, 26 November 2013Quota should be surpassed
Vushtrri, 26 November 2013 – Democracy in Action (DiA) organized a public debate in Vushtri to discuss “Women of the Mitrovica region in the Local Elections”. The topic was focused on the issues and challenges that women face in their attempts to be as present in elections and election institutions as possible.
Thursday, 17 October 2013The empowerment of women in the election process – cruical for society
Gjakova, 17 October 2013 – The coalition of NGOs “Democracy in Action” (DiA) held a debate in Gjakova to discuss the inclusion of women in elections in Gjakova municipality. The female major candidates for municipality of Gjakova were present, including representatives from Municipal Election Commissions (MEC) in Gjakova, Gender Equality Office, civil society, various organizations, and so forth.
Friday, 27 September 2013The Manipulation of Tender Criteria
Pristina September 27, 2013 – Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI) / Transparency International Kosova (TIK), held a roundtable debate about “Adapting the criteria in public procurement”. Participants in the debate were representatives of public institutions, businesses and civil society organizations.
Thursday, 26 September 2013Women’s support for women and the women’s votes for women guarantee progress for equal gender inclusion in the election process
Peja, 27 September 2013 – – Democracy in Action (DiA), within the project for including women in the election process, held a public debate in Peja to discuss the challenges of women’s representation in the election process.
Thursday, 12 September 2013 Ferizaj region claims that gender balance in the election process is enabled through the implementation with sanctioning of those who violate the policies for gender balance
Ferizaj, 12 September 2013 - Within “There is no democracy with one gender” campaign, Democracy in Action (DnV) held a public debate with the topic “The inclusion of women in the election process in the Ferizaj region”.
Wednesday, 11 September 2013Mismanagement in the procurement of health sector
Prishtina 15 August 2013 - Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI) / Transparency International Kosova (TIK), has published the report from monitoring of public procurement in the Ministry of Health (MH). The report analyses the tenders which supply the essential list of medications in the MH.
Friday, 16 August 2013The inclusion of women in the electoral process in Prizren is considered symbolic
Prizren, 16 August 2013 - Within “There is no democracy with one gender” campaign, Democracy in Action (DiA) held a public debate in the region of Prizren to discuss the inclusion of women in the upcoming election process. The debate constituted of representatives from the Municipal Election Commission in the region of Prizren, councillors in the region, and representatives from the civil society and different international organizations.
Tuesday, 30 July 2013Political parties limit the inclusion of women in the electoral process
Prishtina 30 July 2013 - Democracy in Action (DiA) held a debate today to discuss the inclusion of women in the upcoming electoral process.
Monday, 29 July 2013Focus Group for the Ministry of Health, discusses draft report for public procurement monitoring
Prishtina 29 July 2013 Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI) / Transparency International Kosova (TIK), has organized the first meeting of the focus group to discuss the draft report of the monitoring of public procurement in the Ministry of Health for the first 6 months of 2013. At this meeting, main findings for this period were discussed among economic operators, and the contracting authority.
Saturday, 13 July 2013Untangling Political Finance
Prishtina 13 July 2013 - Kosova Democratic Institute and Transparency International have published a report today which attempts to shed light on the financing of political parties in Kosovo. This report aims to identify fundamental and technical problems, comparing legislation regulating political funding and implementation of laws.
Tuesday, 09 July 2013Kosovars ready to protest against corruption
Prishtina, 09 July 2013 - According to the Global Corruption Barometer by Transparency International (TI), 66 % of respondents in Kosovo believe that the level of corruption has increased greatly, while 26% of them think that it has remained the same. Meanwhile, about 67% of the respondents confirmed that the public sector corruption remains a serious problem in the country.
Friday, 21 June 2013Transparency is required in the design of Essential List of Medicines
Prishtina, 21 June 2013 - – Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI) / Transparency International Kosova (TIK) held a roundtable discussion under the topic “The Design of Essential List of Medicines’’. The debate centred on the transparency of the process during the design of the list, the budget assigned for the list, and the management of the resources.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013MI assigns favourable criteria in the tendering process
Pristina, 19 June 2013 - Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI) / Transparency International Kosova (TIK), held a press conference today criticizing the Ministry of Infrastructure (MoI) for assigning favourable criteria in the tender “Summer and winter maintenance of national and regional roads’’.
Friday, 14 June 2013Ministry of Health Hides Tender Documents
Pristina, 13 June 2013 - Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI) / Transparency International Kosova (TIK), has held a press conference in which it presented some problems regarding the process of monitoring the Ministry of Health.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013Public Procurement, a convenient terrain for corruption
Prishtina, 27 March 2013 - Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI)/ Transparency International Kosova (TIK) organized a press conference today in which it published a comprehensive report from the monitoring of the public procurement processes for the three ministries of the Kosovo Government: 1. Ministry of Health, 2. Ministry of Infrastructure, and 3. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013Challenges in Public Procurement
Prishtina, 20 March 2013 - Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI)/ Transparency International Kosova (TIK) organized a public debate on the subject “Challenges in Public Procurement.” In this debate, some of the participants were the Minister of Health- Ferid Agani, the Minister of Infrastructure - Fehmi Mujota, and the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development - Blerand Stavileci. In addition, present were also two parliamentary members of the Kosovo Assembly , the Chairman of the Oversight Committee of Public Finance – Ali Sadriu and the Chairman of the Parliamentary Group of Vetëvendosje – Visar Ymeri.
Friday, 08 February 2013KDI: Government should change its approach in fighting corruption and organized crime
Prishtina, 08 February 2013 - Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI) / Transparency International Kosova (TIK) held a press conference to announce its assessment of the anti-corruption strategy and action plan for 2013-2017. Almost all institutions are to be blamed for regarding their approach to corruption.
Friday, 01 February 2013Advisory Group for the Ministry of Health discusses the tendering processes
Prishtina, 01 February 2013 - Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI) /Transparency International Kosova (TIK) held the next Advisory Group meeting in order to discuss Public Procurement in the Ministry of Health (MH). Non- government organizations and economic operators discussed tendering processes of the second period of 2012 in the MH.
Tuesday, 29 January 2013KDI/TIK greets the Health Minister Ferid Agani for cancelling the contract on cytostatics
Prishtina, 29 January 2013 – Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI)/Transparency International Kosova (TIK), welcomes the decision taken on 25 January by the Health Minister, Ferid Agani for cancelling the procurement activity for the contract “Supply with cytostatics” (206-12-044-111).
Wednesday, 23 January 2013“Justice in Tenders” – The PRB objectivity is contested
Prishtina, 23 January 2013 – Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI) /Transparency International Kosova (TIK), within “Transparency and Accountability in Public Procurement”, organized a public meeting with the topic “Justice in tenders – The Role and Function of the Public Review Body”. Problems encountered in institutions that review complaints of the economic operators, in particular in the PRB, were central in this debate.
Tuesday, 15 January 2013KDI begins the monitoring of 18 municipalities in Kosovo in partnership with local organizations
Prishtina, 15 January 2013 – Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI) today launched the project “Civic inclusion for transparency and accountability.” The projects’ goal is to get the citizens involved in monitoring municipal assemblies. This project is supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDF) and will be implemented over a period of 24 months.
, 23 December 2012Insufficient supervision of grants and subsidies distribution
Prishtina, 21 December 2012 – Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI)/Transparency International Kosova (TIK) organised a roundtable discussion on the subject “The Management of Public Money in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Development (MAFRD)”. The discussion was centred on subsidies, grants, and public procurement. The participants agreed that despite the investments so far, the agricultural sector needs more transparency and accountability. It was further claimed that the distribution of subsidies and grants to farmers should be evaluated according to the selection criteria.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012KDI/TIK – Meeting with the Minister of Health, Mr. Ferid Agani
Prishtina, 18 December 2012 – Representatives of Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI)/Transparency International Kosova (TIK) on Tuesday have held a meeting with Mr.Ferid Agani, Minister of Health. Topic of this meeting was informing the Minister with the findings from the monitoring of public procurement in this Ministry, and the case of changing of the Essential Medicaments List, a finding from KDI/TIK that was risking potential loss of more than 1.2 million Euros.
Monday, 17 December 2012Violations and irregularities in the Ministry of Infrastructure
Prishtina, 17 December 2012 – Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI)/Transparency International Kosova (TIK) published the Analytical Report on Public Procurement in the Ministry of Infrastructure (MI). The report consists of results from the monitoring, research of tendering processes (at least 10 tenders), dossier analysis for March 2011 – March 2012, and interviewing of businesses and various institutions on the implementation of the Law on Public Procurement.
, 09 December 2012International Anti-Corruption Day
Prishtina, 09 December 2012 – – Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI)/Transparency International Kosova (TIK), for the International Anti-Corruption Day – 9 December, organized a symbolic activity. A present was given to the Government of Kosovo including reports from 2012 of Transparency International, European Commission, Freedom House, BTI and KDI. The reports provide assessments for corruption in our country.
Wednesday, 05 December 2012Corruption is still hindering the prospect of Kosovo
Prishtina, 05 December 2012 – Kosova Democratic Institute (KDI)/Transparency International Kosova (TIK), published the Corruption Perceptions Index 2012, prepared by the world renowned organization against corruption, Transparency International.