National Integrity System Assessment Albania 2016
This National Integrity System (NIS) assessment analyses whether Albania’s state architecture is designed to operate with and promote integrity, and whether it does so in practice. It offers a comprehensive diagnosis of the capacities, internal governance and the effectiveness of 15 key institutions and sectors, or ‘pillars’. The NIS also examines the broader political, social and economic context in which these pillars operate. In offering this diagnosis, the assessment seeks to identify priorities for an anti-corruption reform agenda.
The assessment reveals significant gaps and flaws in the legal framework that serve to facilitate,but do not fully justify, the failures of practice. Problems of legal design are most acute in three
respects: independence, integrity, and political party financing.
08 September, 2016