Adoption of the Decision of the Council of Ministers (DCM) of the Republic of Albania “On the establishment of the state database of the External Assistance Management Information System (EAMIS)” – 4 September 2019
The administrative procedures for the drafting and eventual adoption of the legal basis for the establishment of the state database for the External Assistance Management Information System (EAMIS) were initiated in June 2019 by the Ministry of Finance and Economy.
Following an extensive and productive coordination process of the draft bylaw with relevant line ministries and other public agencies, whereby the latter’s feedback and suggestions were judiciously deliberated and integrated into the final draft of the bylaw, on September 4 the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania adopted the DCM for the establishment of the state database of the External Assistance Management Information System. The DCM enters into force after publication in the Official Gazette.
The DCM has been drafted in accordance with the provisions of the Law no. 10325 “On state databases”. The objective is to create a state database for the External Assistance Management Information System (EAMIS), by enabling the exchange and use of information of Foreign Aid in Albania through this system. EAMIS is an integrated system encompassing the whole country that will be administered by the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MFE). IT is designed to support the MFE and other Albanian state authorities in reducing the burden and transaction costs for the aggregation and analysis of the data. The platform will also include a web portal and integration with other government systems, such as AFMIS, IPSIS, the PPP register managed by ATRAKO.
The adoption of the aforementioned bylaw is important because it creates the legal basis integrating government system. The establishment of the legal basis is expected to have a positive impact in increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of foreign aid in Albania, by increasing accountability and the credibility of the source of information on foreign aid.