Preventive – Albania Anti Corruption Institutional Framework

Implementation & Coordination of Anti-Corruption Policies:

Level of Independence

– Permanence: Established by Council of Ministers Decision No. 1012/22.112013

– Appointment: The National Coordinator Against Corruption is a Minister of the Cabinet. He is a political appointee with a mandate to coordinate policies in government.

– Removal: The National Coordinator Against Corruption can be removed with the same procedure as other Ministers of the government.

– Immunity: Yes

– Financial Autonomy: the Minister has no portfolio, and his budget is under the budget of the Prime Minister’s Office.

Contacts

Website

General information

Established: 2006

Structure: DIACA consists of the Director and 10 inspectors

Competencies: responsible for administrative and anti-corruption control in the institutions of executive power and various ministries. The DIACA is mandated to supervise administrative investigations related to corrupt practices committed by civil servants. It coordinates efforts for drafting cross-cutting anti-corruption policies which lead to the adoption of an important strategic document: the Cross-cutting Strategy for Prevention and Fight against Corruption and for Transparent Governance. Today, the department coordinates and provides technical assistance to line ministries in their drafting and reporting work in implementation

Level of Independence

– Permanence: Established by Decision of the Council of Ministers No. 94, dated 15.02.2006.

– Appointment: No appointment procedure, as all staff are recruited or promoted civil servants, chosen on the basis of the law on civil servants No. 152/2013, as amended.

– Removal: Based on the stipulations of the current law on civil servants. According to article 63 of the law on civil servants, “The civil service relationship terminates by: a) release from civil service; b) dismissal from the civil service, as a disciplinary sanction; c) existence of one of the grounds provided for by article 65 of this law;”

– Immunity: No

– Financial Autonomy: No, the budget of the Unit is part of the budget of the Prime Minister’s office

Monitoring:

Level of Independence

– Permanence: Established by Council of Ministers Decision No. 1012/22.112013

– Appointment: The National Coordinator Against Corruption is a Minister of the Cabinet. He is a political appointee with a mandate to coordinate policies in government.

– Removal: The National Coordinator Against Corruption can be removed with the same procedure as other Ministers of the government.

– Immunity: Yes

– Financial Autonomy: the Minister has no portfolio, and his budget is under the budget of the Prime Minister’s Office.

Contacts

Website

General information

Established: 2006

Structure: DIACA consists of the Director and 10 inspectors

Competencies: responsible for administrative and anti-corruption control in the institutions of executive power and various ministries. The DIACA is mandated to supervise administrative investigations related to corrupt practices committed by civil servants. It coordinates efforts for drafting cross-cutting anti-corruption policies which lead to the adoption of an important strategic document: the Cross-cutting Strategy for Prevention and Fight against Corruption and for Transparent Governance. Today, the department coordinates and provides technical assistance to line ministries in their drafting and reporting work in implementation

Level of Independence

– Permanence: Established by Decision of the Council of Ministers No. 94, dated 15.02.2006.

– Appointment: No appointment procedure, as all staff are recruited or promoted civil servants, chosen on the basis of the law on civil servants No. 152/2013, as amended.

– Removal: Based on the stipulations of the current law on civil servants. According to article 63 of the law on civil servants, “The civil service relationship terminates by: a) release from civil service; b) dismissal from the civil service, as a disciplinary sanction; c) existence of one of the grounds provided for by article 65 of this law;”

– Immunity: No

– Financial Autonomy: No, the budget of the Unit is part of the budget of the Prime Minister’s office

Conflict of Interest and Asset Disclosure:

Contacts

Website

Email: info@hidaa.gov.al / unedenoncoj@hidaa.gov.al

tel. + 355 42 259 461

General information

Established: 2003

Structure: headed by Inspector General and Cabinet; composed of Section of Accepting, Scanning and Registering Declaration Form Data, Section of Preliminary Control, Arithmetic and Logic Control in the Prevention of Conflict of Interest in the Exercise of Public Functions, Full Audit Section, Section of Relations with Represented Authorities, Public Officials and the Public, and the Directorate of Human Resources and Services

Competencies: identifies and investigates cases of conflict of interest through auditing and accounting methods; cooperates with other AC government bodies

Level of Independence

– Permanence: No.9049 dated 10.4.2003, “On the Declaration and Audit of Assets, Financial Obligations of Elected and Certain Public Officials” as amended and law no .9367, dated 7.4.2005 “For the prevention of conflict of interest in the exercise of public functions”, as amended

– Appointment: Appointed by the Parliament

– Removal: According to article 14 of law no. 9049,
“1. The mandate of the Inspector General ends when he is:
a) sentenced by final court for committing a crime;
b) absent from duty for more than 3 months;
c) resigns;
d) when a final court decision declares him incompetent to act.
2. The Inspector General may be removed by the Assembly only by motivated request of no less than a third of the deputies:
a) for violating the provisions of this law;
b) for conducting activities that create a conflict of interest;
c) for cases of incompatibility of his function;
3. In this case, the Assembly decides by a majority of all its members.”

– Immunity: No

– Financial Autonomy: Yes, based on article 16 of law nr 9049 “4. The High Inspectorate has its own independent budget, set by the Assembly, which specifies the number and salaries of employees of this Inspectorate” Budget adopted in standard procedure.