News and events
Local Anticorruption Plans: Frequently Asked Questions for easier development and implementation of Local Anticorruption Plans
August 9, 2019
The Government Accountability Initiative (GAI) and the Bureau of Social Research (BIRODI), in collaboration with the Anti-Corruption Agency, have published a frequently asked questions on the development and adoption of local anticorruption plans (LAPs).
The Local Anticorruption Plans: Frequently Asked Questions offers answers and clarifications to the gaps in interpretations identified in the process of development and implementation of Local Anticorruption Plans (LAPs). It also presents good solutions and practices identified in local governments that have completed this process.
Second Public Call for Local Self-Governments for Expression of Interest to Participate in the USAID Government Accountability Initiative (GAI)
August 6, 2019
USAID Government Accountability Initiative (GAI) publishes Second Public call for local self-governments (LSGs) for expression of interest to participate in the Project. Based on this open call, GAI will select five to seven LSGs to sign Memoranda of Cooperation with USAID and to receive agreed technical assistance aimed to improve accountability, transparency, public participation and anticorruption.
Public Call for Election of Members of the Local Anti-Corruption Forum in Vrnjačka Banja
July 30, 2019
The Municipality of Vrnjačka Banja announced a public call for the election of members of the Local Anti-Corruption Forum, an independent body which will be in charge of monitoring the implementation of the Local Anti-Corruption Plan (LAP). The Municipality invites all interested individuals, as well as representatives of citizens’ associations and other professional organizations, to apply for membership in this body by August 5, 2019 at the latest, following the instructions from the text of the Public Call which can be seen at http://vrnjackabanja.gov.rs/images/clanak/1437/dokumenta/javni-poziv.pdf.
Final Public Debate on Draft Local Anticorruption Plan for the City of Vranje
July 23, 2019
On Monday, July 22, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Government Accountability Initiative, Transparency Serbia, and the City of Vranje presented the final draft of the Local Anticorruption plan and held a round table and the final in a series of public debates about the plan. The participants had the opportunity to provide their opinion, suggestions and comments on the Draft of this document to which the Working Group worked from January to June 2019 with the intensive support of Transparency Serbia.
USAID Expanding its Partnership with Local Governments to Increase Transparency and Citizen Participation in Governance
July 18, 2019
Within the framework of cooperation and technical support to partner cities and municipalities, the representatives of USAID and the Government Accountability Initiative visited the city of Sombor on 17 July 2019.
Operational Planning Training for Anti-Corruption Agency
July 12, 2019
On July 9-10, USAID Government Accountability Initiative organized the first operational planning workshop for the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA), within the technical assistance in developing its 2019-2020 Operational Plan to implement ACA’s Strategic Plan for the period 2019-2023. The Operational Plan will guide the day to day activities of the ACA to achieve the goals and result areas set in the Strategic Plan.