1. Responsible official travel. Ensuring transparency and accountability in official trips of representatives of republican executive bodies and territorial administration bodies
|Commitment Start and End Date:||10.2016 - 10.2017|
|Lead implementing agency:||Ministry of Justice|
|Person responsible from implementing agency:||Diana Ghazaryan|
|Title, Department:||Deputy Head of the Department for the Development of Anti-corruption and Penitentiary Policies of the Staff of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia|
Other actors involved
Other state actors involved
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Finance
Civil society, private sector
Helix Consulting LLC (upon consent),
Armenian Young Lawyers Association NGO (upon consent)
Issue subject to regulation
The decision of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia No 1087-N of 26 November 2013 "On official trips of representatives of republican executive bodies and territorial administration bodies" defines the procedures for receiving the permission of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia for official trips of heads of republican executive bodies or territorial administration bodies, their deputies or other officials, and for submitting to the Staff of the Government of the Republic of Armenia reports on the results of the official trip after returning from the travel. Reports must contain information on the purpose of the official trip, the inviting party, the topics discussed, speeches, meetings, decisions made, documents signed, expected outcomes, etc.
Individual decisions of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia on official trips of the above-mentioned persons are posted on the website of the Government of the Republic of Armenia at www.e-gov.am. Nonetheless, reports on the results of official trips are not posted.
Raise the level of efficiency and accountability of funding allocated from the State Budget of the Republic of Armenia for the purpose of sending on official trip heads of republican executive bodies or territorial administration bodies, their deputies, or other officials; improve the transparency of activities of the Government of the Republic of Armenia.
Brief description of commitment
A unified platform with a search function will be created under the "public data" principle for posting decisions on official trips of officials and reports thereon.
OGP challenge addressed by the commitment
More efficient management of public resources.
Enhancement of public integrity.
Relevance to OGP values
Making the reports on the results of official trips public will help provide citizens with access to information not previously posted and raise the level of public accountability.
Accessibility of reports on official trips will ensure more goal-oriented use of public resources and raise the level of accountability and increase confidence.
16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.