This project implemented by the Institute for Contemporary
Studies under the NOSA Good Governance strategy aims to review
and bring to Albania some of the best practices of law and
policy making in various countries. The goal of the project
is to use the lessons learned from such practices to build
an efficient, transparent and participatory law/policy/decision
making process in Albania. Three are the areas of the project
- review of international practice,
- review of law and policy making practices in Albania,
- capacity building of governmental and civil society organizations
to participate in efficient law making.
In the component of studying international best practice,
special attention has been paid to regulatory impact assessment
methodologies. These methodologies are designed to forecast
and measure some of the expected impacts of the laws/decision/policies
to be made for the purpose of making remarkable improvements
to the existing policy and law making process. As part of
the project, the experience of a number of new democracies
in Eastern Europe and the Balkans has been studies. The data
have now been published electronically, too. To view the documents
in PDF click here.
The other component of the project Review of the policymaking
process in Albania aims to identify problems and issues in
order to be able to design strategies to improve the process
of policy making in the country. Real and sustainable improvement
will continue to be for very long at the center of the government’s
reformation efforts as it is one of the prerequisites for
Albania’s integration into the EU. It constitutes one
of the more important aspects of good governance in both its
two basic elements: democratic governance and productive governance.
The analysis conducted by ICS staff provides a review of the
procedures, the standards and actual capacities, the opportunities
and adversaries of ensuring an adequate decision making process.
The reviewers paid great attention to the accountability and
accountancy of decision makers as well as to the participation
of communities in policy and decision making processes. To
view the document in PDF click here.
In addition, the analysis of the law making process in Albania
identifies the principles that should underpin the policy
making processes in Albania and the obstacles to the attainment
of adequate standards. The laws should seek the most sustainable
and cost effective solutions with the least of undesirable
negative consequences. The ICS study makes a thorough analysis
of the process of drafting normative acts in Albania. It also
brings forth a number of alternative ideas towards making
improvements in the existing techniques. To view the document
in PDF click here.