Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo (SAEK)

Project summary


The project, through an innovative and holistic approach towards anti-corruption,  aims to strengthen institutional transparency, accountability and integrity, with a particular focus on empowering citizens and access to information.

What do we want to achieve

The project’s objective is to strengthen institutional transparency, accountability and integrity, with a particular focus on empowering citizens and access to information.
SAEK takes an innovative and holistic approach towards anti-corruption by focusing on different levels of intervention, including the institutional, sectoral and municipal/local level.
In doing so, the project works directly with central and local government authorities and service providers, the judiciary as well as civil society and the citizens themselves.
Through the use of modern information and communication technologies, including social media, web2.0 and mobile phone technologies, this project will harness the creativity, innovativeness and collaborative attitude of citizens interested in achieving a political change.

Results



1. Increased capacity of the KAA to monitor and prevent corruption in selected institutions, key service areas and municipalities.
2. Citizens actively seek out transparency and accountability from public institutions and are better informed about local issues through social media.
3. Judiciary’s ability to fight corruption internally and externally is increased.
4. Improved ethics and transparency of public administration through implementation of Theme 3 of Public Administration Reform Strategy (this output is fully funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

Donor Information

Donor
Amount
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation EUR 2,160,000
Overview
Status
Active
Project Duration
May 2013 - April 2016
Geographic Coverage
Kosovo wide
Focus Area
Democratic Governance
Beneficiaries
General population
Partners
Kosovo Anti-Corruption Agency
Institutions at Central and Municipal Level
Civil Society Organisations
Contact
Shqipe Neziri
Project Manager
shqipe.neziri@undp.org
phone:+381 38 249 066 ext. 110
Succes story
320 pupils were attending classes in provisional shelters in absence of a proper school. After InternewsKosova and BIRN received reports through a platform which was created to report corruption cases and proved beneficial for other issues as well. They conducted in-depth research, interviews with t
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