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THEME : Health ( Lead Agency- Ministry of Health)

Commitment : Improving public access to preventive and curative strategies to combat Chronic Kidney Disease.

Establish a multi- stakeholder forum to draft prevention strategic plan and recommend changes to health policy.

Start Date 1/11/2016
End Date 30/11/2016
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Publish key information related to government's measures to combat CKD, including list of medical facilities and services being offered. budget allocated for CKD and key policies in ministry website and through media.

Start Date 30/11/2016
End Date 31/01/2017
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Conduct island wide public consultations and campaigns to disseminate key information (no.2 above)

Start Date 1/06/2017
End Date 30/06/2018
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Institutionalize feedback mechanisms in medical facilities offering treatment for CKD to elicit responses on access to, quality of and reliability of facilities and services.

Start Date 1/06/2017
End Date 30/06/2018
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Publish semi-annual reports of citizen/user feedback on access, quality and reliability of facilities and services offered on CKD.

Start Date 1/12/2017
End Date 30/06/2018
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Commitment : Transparent Policy to Provide Safe and Affordable Medicines for All.

Appointment of the advisory board to the national medicinal drug regulatory authority INMDRA) with representation from CSOs/Health Activists.

Start Date 1/07/2016
End Date 30/09/2016
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Establish an institutionalized monitoring system to ensure essential drug availability (RMSD, Institution level) with provision for public feedback.

Start Date 1/12/2016
End Date 31/12/2016
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All government hospitals and clinics ensure provision of quality essential medicines at all times and ensure public dissemination of the information through display boards.

Start Date 1/09/2016
End Date 30/06/2018
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Establish a rating system for private pharmacies that will be based on availability of essential medicines at affordable pricing and make that information public through a web portal.

Start Date 1/08/2016
End Date 31/01/2017
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Public awareness on the rating system for private pharmacies based on availability of essential medicines at an affordable price.

Start Date 1/01/2017
End Date 30/06/2017
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Commitment : National Health Performance.

Ministry of Health to publish detailed health budget and spending information.

Start Date 1/01/2017
End Date 31/03/2017
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Raise awareness on the National Health Performance Framework (NHPF) through public consultations.

Start Date 1/09/2016
End Date 31/12/2016
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Popularise the NHPF through the Ministry of Health website, newspapers, radio, television, public campaigns and the internet.

Start Date 1/01/2017
End Date 30/06/2017
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Citizens will be actively involved in monitoring the implementation of the framework through a public forum on a quarterly basis.

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End Date 30/06/2018
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Findings and deliberations from the forum to be systematically discussed with government counterparts to ensure follow up actions .

Start Date 1/01/2017
End Date 30/06/2018
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THEME : Education ( Lead Agency-Ministry of Education)

Commitment : Ensuring transparency and impartiality in teacher recruitment policy and process in Sri Lanka

Ministry of Education to publish and make transparent criteria and data about teacher selection, appointment, transfers, and subject selection, on Ministry website, newspaper (in all languages) and regular circulars. The datasets will be made available in open data format and hosted in the open data portal of government of Sri Lanka.

Start Date 1/08/2016
End Date 30/11/2016
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Ministry of Education to appoint an independent review committee consisting of government (including teachers) and civil society stakeholders (including parents) to review the process of appointments and subject allocation, enhance information sharing and publish review recommendations in the public domain.

Start Date 1/12/2016
End Date 30/04/2017
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Report of the independent review committee will be widely disseminate in the public domain through ministry website, print and visual media and consultations with sector CS0s.

Start Date 1/07/2017
End Date 30/06/2018
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THEME : Information And Communication Technology ( Lead Agency- Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure)

Commitment : Enhance the services of Government Information Center (GIC - 1919) for Inclusive, Transparent, Accountable and Efficient Governance, using ICT as enabler.

Engage the Divisional Secretariats, Nenasala/Telecentre network to make citizens aware of GIC services and assess their key needs (eg.by "IT Yahamaga" of Sarvodaya Fusion and ICTA's Smart Social Circles"). Produce One Survey report for every 6 months and made publicly available.

Start Date 1/09/2016
End Date 30/11/2016
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Training of the Chief Innovative Officers(CIOs) of government agencies to develop institutional knowledge bases related to public services 5 sessions, 50 CIOs to be trained in each session, covering all key government organizations (Ministries, Department, District Secretariats, Provincial Councils and Key Statutory bodies. If required, training could be expanded to Divisional Secretariats and Local Authorities too)

Start Date 1/10/2016
End Date 31/12/2017
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Increase the number of institutions covered under the Government Information Centre (GIC-1919) Call Centre facility from 194 to 250, also diversifying the services offered through the facility- E.g. Tracking status of requests, personalized email feedback, text messages, and social media upon subscription (by 2017, at least 2 additional service per institutions to be introduced with the assistance of ICTA.)

Start Date 1/11/2016
End Date 31/07/2017
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Enhance the service platform of the GIC (www.gic.gov.lk) along with updating Citizens' Service Charter Information (produced by each organization in consultation with their internal and external stakeholders to reflect the changes in standard of services) for 10 key services (identified by ICTA using GIC call registries) and SMS facility for citizens.

Start Date 1/09/2016
End Date 31/12/2016
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Stocktaking of the improved project with key partners of the Government (MDTI/ICTA/SLT), Trade Union representatives and civil society organizations.

Start Date 1/10/2017
End Date 31/12/2017
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Commitment : Promote the Open Data Concept and delivering the benefits to citizens through ICT.

Revamp website www.data.gov.lk with already available data sets of different government agencies.

Start Date 1/08/2016
End Date 28/02/2017
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Survey on citizens’ demand on government data sets.

Start Date 1/08/2016
End Date 30/06/2018
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Open consultation on Data and Services Classification.

Start Date 1/09/2016
End Date 31/12/2016
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Enhance the current 89 data sets of various government institutes and increase it to 200 by end of 2016 and 500 by July 2018.

Start Date 1/08/2016
End Date 31/12/2017
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THEME : Environment ( Lead Agency- Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment)

Commitment : Transparent Environmental Decisions: Restoring the Public’s Right to Comment on Initial Environmental Examination and Government Accountability on Public Comments.

National Environment Act (NEA) Amendments

One or two meetings/discussions with the MMDE and CEA to advocate the need for the relevant amendments to the NEA and its regulations.

Start Date 1/07/2016
End Date 30/09/2016
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Drafting amendments to the NEA and its regulations to restore provisions on public participation in the IEE process and to ensure government accountability on public comments received on IEEs and EIAs. PILF can assist MMDE and CEA in this endeavor.

Start Date 1/09/2016
End Date 30/11/2016
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Amendments to NEA and regulations with aforesaid provisions passed by Parliament

Start Date 1/11/2016
End Date 31/10/2017
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Enforcement of the amendments to NEA and regulations by the CEA.

Start Date 1/11/2017
End Date 30/11/2017
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CEA to facilitate the enforcement of the aforesaid amendments to NEA and regulations by strengthening its EIA unit and provincial branches with adequate staff, necessary budgetary allocations and other required facilities.

Start Date 1/07/2017
End Date 30/06/2018
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Approximately 3 workshops to creating awareness amongst respective government agencies and public officers on:- (a) the requirement of opening up IEEs for public comments as per the amendment to the NEA and regulations; and (b) the government accountability provisions.

Start Date 1/01/2018
End Date 30/06/2018
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(A) Approx. 04 programmes each on state owned television and radio to create awareness amongst the civil society on: i) The reintroduction of public participation provisions on IEEs as per amendments to the NEA and regulations and how to make effective and responsible comments on the same; and ii) Government accountability provisions. (B) Dissemination of aforesaid information through the websites of the MMDE and CEA.

Start Date 1/01/2018
End Date 30/06/2018
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Coast Conservation and Coastal Resources Management Act (CCCRMA) Amendments.

One or two meetings/discussions with the MMDE and CCRMD to advocate the need for the relevant amendments to the CCCRMA, CCCRMP and regulations.

Start Date 1/07/2016
End Date 30/09/2016
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Drafting amendments to the CCCRMA, CCCRMP and regulations to include provisions on public participation in the IEE process and to ensure government accountability on public comments received on IEEs and EIAs. PILF can assist the CCCRMD in the endeavour.

Start Date 1/09/2016
End Date 30/11/2016
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Amendments to CCCRMA, CCCRMP and regulations with aforesaid provisions passed by parliament.

Start Date 1/11/2016
End Date 31/10/2017
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Enforcement of the amendments to CCCRMA, CCCRMP and regulations by the CCCRMD.

Start Date 1/11/2017
End Date 30/11/2017
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CCCRMD to facilitate the enforcement of the aforesaid amendments to CCCRMA, CCCRMP and regulations by strengthening its EIA unit with adequate staff, necessary budgetary allocations and other required facilities.

Start Date 1/07/2017
End Date 30/06/2018
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Approx. 03 workshops to creating awareness amongst respective government agencies and public officers on:- (a) The requirement of opening up IEEs for public comments as per the amendments to the CCCRMA, CCCRMP and regulations; and (b) The government accountability provisions.

Start Date 1/01/2018
End Date 30/06/2018
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(A) Approx. 04 programmes each on State owned television and rardio to create awareness amongst the civil society on: i) the introduction of public participation provisions on IEEs as per amendments to the CCCRMA, CCCRMP and regulations and how to make effective and responsible comments on the same; and ii) government accountability provisions (B) Dissemination of aforesaid information through the websites of the MMDE and CCCRMD.

Start Date 1/01/2018
End Date 30/06/2018
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Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance (FFPO) and North Western Province Environmental Statute (NWPES) Amendments.

One or two meetings/discussions with the DWLC and NWPEA to advocate the need for the relevant amendments to the FFPO, NWPES and regulations.

Start Date 1/09/2016
End Date 30/11/2016
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Drafting amendments to the FFPO and NWPES and its regulations to ensure government accountability on public comments received on IEEs and EIAs. PILF can assist DWLC in this endeavour.

Start Date 1/11/2016
End Date 31/01/2017
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Amendments to FFPO and NWPES and regulations with aforesaid provisions passed by Parliament and the North Western Provincial Council

Start Date 1/01/2017
End Date 30/11/2017
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Enforcement of the amendments to FFPO and NWPES and regulations by the DWLC and the NWPEA.

Start Date 1/11/2017
End Date 30/11/2017
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5. DWLC and the NWPEA to facilitate the enforcement of the aforesaid amendments to the FFPO and the NWPES and regulations by strengthening its EIA units with adquate staff, necessary budgetary allocations and other required facilities.

Start Date 1/08/2017
End Date 30/06/2018
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Approx. 03 workshops to create awareness amongst respective government agencies and public officers on government accountability provisions.

Start Date 1/01/2018
End Date 30/06/2018
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(A) Approximately 04 programmes each on State owned television and radio to create public awareness on the government accountability provisions in the FFPO and NWPES. (B) Dissemination of aforesaid information through the websites of the DWLC and NWPEA.

Start Date 1/01/2018
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THEME : Local Government (Lead Agency-Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government & Procurement Commission)

Commitment : Transparent and Accountable Procurement System for Local Authorities in Sri Lanka.

Guide Lines prepared by FSLGA for Municipalities, Urban Councils and Pradeshiya Sabhas are reviewed by a committee consisting of Procurement Commission, FSLGA, and Ministry of Local Government and representatives from Civil Society.

Start Date 1/08/2016
End Date 31/10/2016
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Incorporate required amendments to the reviewed Procurement Guidelines

Start Date 1/11/2016
End Date 31/12/2016
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Approval obtained from "Procurement Commission and Ministry of Local Government" on the final guidelines.

Start Date 1/01/2017
End Date 31/01/2017
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Gazetting out the relevant procurement guidelines and approval from Parliament for the same.

Start Date 1/01/2017
End Date 31/03/2017
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Government to publicize the procurement guides through mass & social media and make copies of the same available for the public at the local authorities/councils.

Start Date 1/01/2017
End Date 31/01/2017
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Printing and distribution to the councils.

Start Date 1/02/2017
End Date 31/03/2017
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Creating awareness among all Local Authorities, Commissioners offices of Local Govt. and Assistant Commissioners of Local Govt. (In collaboration with Sri Lanka Institute of Local Governance)

Start Date 1/04/2017
End Date 30/11/2017
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Publicly disseminating the guidelines through websites and through display boards in all Local Authorities.

Start Date 1/04/2017
End Date 30/11/2017
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Implementation and Monitoring the New System - by all Local Authorities (Monitoring by Commissioners/Assistant Commissioner office of Local Govt.) and civil societies through 'citizens report cards’.

Start Date 1/01/2018
End Date 31/01/2018
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Establish a transparent grievance redress mechanism to be operative in 3 concurrent forms - online, a telephone hotline and through an ombudsperson in all three languages.

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End Date 30/06/2017
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THEME : Women (Lead Agency- Ministry of Women and Child Affairs)

Commitment : Annual Work Plan of the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs to include a transparent and accountable process to implement selected Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Concluding Observations.

Personal Law Reforms

1. Report on divisional Secretariat level Consultations with Muslim and Tamil community to elicit their views

Start Date 1/09/2016
End Date 31/12/2016
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2. Report on consultations with lawyers, judges, religious leaders to elicit their views made available to the public.

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3. Law on certificate of absence passed

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4. Send the Cabinet paper on the findings of #1 and #2 reports to the Cabinet for follow up implementation by the Ministry.

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End Date 28/02/2017
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5. Quarterly meetings of the Committee comprising of Ministry reps and CSOs to monitor progress and to promote transparency in the process by the Ministry providing an update on the status of the suggested amendments.

Start Date 1/09/2016
End Date 31/08/2017
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6. Amendments to Personal Laws in Parliament.

Start Date 1/03/2018
End Date 30/06/2018
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Gender equality in state and land distribution

1.Draft Land Development Ordinance amendment is presented in Parliament.

Start Date 1/03/2017
End Date 30/04/2017
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2. Inter-Ministerial meeting held with the participation of AG's Department and interested CSOs on joint ownership in state land distribution.

Start Date 1/05/2017
End Date 31/05/2017
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3. Quarterly meetings of the Committee comprising of Ministry reps and CSOs to monitor progress on #1 & #2.

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Non-discrimination in formal and informal employment sector

1. Prioritize thematic areas from CEDAW concluding observations on employment.

Start Date 1/10/2016
End Date 30/11/2016
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2. Publishing information on gender discrimination in selected thematic areas in formal and informal sector employment for greater transparency and reporting data in open data format.

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End Date 31/05/2017
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3. Public consultation with civil society to propose guidelines on protection of women in the formal and informal employment sector.

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4. Quarterly meetings of the Committee comprising of Ministry reps and CSOs to monitor progress on #3.

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5. Sharing progress of the OGP commitment on Concluding Observations with CSOs and other relevant stakeholders.

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THEME : Women In Political Governance (Lead Agency- Election Commission)

Commitment : Strengthening Women Participation in the political decision making process at the local level.

Trained women planning on contesting for local government elections brought together to advocate for nominations.

Start Date 1/10/2016
End Date 30/11/2016
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Political parties nominate trained qualified women for 2017 local government elections.

Start Date 1/11/2016
End Date 31/12/2017
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Political parties provide financial and other support for women to carry out political campaigns under party banners.

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Publicity campaign tracking women's 2017 entry into local government from nomination to contesting to election.

Start Date 1/11/2016
End Date 31/12/2017
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Names and profiles of all candidates (including women) released to the public ahead of local elections.

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THEME : Corruption (Lead Agency-Commission to Investigate Allegation of Bribery or Corruption)

Commitment : Strengthen the anti-corruption framework to increase constructive public participation.

1. Government to host national anti-corruption summit.

Start Date 1/12/2016
End Date 31/12/2016
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2. Government to appoint multi-stakeholder monitoring council comprising government officials, civil society and private sector representatives to monitor the implementation of the mandatory and non-mandatory recommendations (1-15) as found in Sri Lanka's UNCAC Implementation Action Plan.

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End Date 30/06/2018
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3. Government to explore the inclusion in the new constitution a provision to recognize freedom from corruption in the Directive Principles of State Policy, as an element that guides the state in the formulation of its policy.

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End Date 31/01/2017
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4. a) CIABOC to submit a budget of its projected expenses for preventing and combating corruption for the year to the Ministry of Finance with public justifications.

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b) Government to allocate requested budgetary provisions in its annual national budget estimates with public justifications in case of discrepancy.

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c) CIABOC to publicly report on annual expenditure allocations and spending for the year 2017, without prejudice to on-going investigations.

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5. (a) Government to establish an ad hoc multi-stakeholder committee comprising of government, civil society and the private sector in consultation with CIABOC to review the mandates of existing corruption investigation agencies to ensure the avoidance of duplication of efforts, enhanced information sharing (e.g. amendment to s. 17 CIABOC Act) and specialized and independent investigations into allegations of corruption.

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b) Multi-stakeholder committee on corruption investigation agency mandates to publish its findings in the public domain.

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c) Government and CIABOC to implement recommendations of the multi-stakeholder committee on corruption investigation agency mandates and each agency to annually publicly report on instances of duplication.

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d) Civil society to publicly monitor progress of implementation of the findings of such committee.

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6. Government to amend the election laws to include a disclosure (declarations register) of the quantum and sources of campaign contributions.

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7. a) CIAB0C will initiate and communicate to the president's office legislative amendments for the repealing of sections 7(4), 7(5) and 8 of the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities Act to allow publication and dissemination of information obtained through a request for such declaration of assets and liabilities.

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b) Government to table and enact legislation referred to in Milestone 7(a).

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8. a) CIABOC initiate legislative amendments to broaden CIABOC's scope to include the offences of "money laundering" where the predicate offences fall under CIABOC’s mandate (in line with UNCAC Article 14)

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b) Government to table and enact legislation referred to in Milestone 8(a).

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c) CIABOC to publish statistical data on money laundering cases, without prejudice to on-going investigations (number of cases, outcomes of closed cases, etc)

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9. CIABOC to establish Inter-agency Corruption Prevention Council, which, in consultation with civil society and the private sector, will be in-charge of the overall corruption prevention drive in Sri Lanka. The council will facilitate the input of state, private sector and civil society to develop a two- year corruption prevention action plan. This action plan will assign implementation goals across the state, private sector and civil society to undertake to (a) Mainstream corruption prevention across public agencies, (b) Ensure clear oversight roles as well as monitoring & evaluation, (c) Provide sufficient resources for corruption prevention, (d) Base the prevention action plan on a holistic and robust assessment of the anti-corruption system (e.g National Integrity System Assessment), (e) Allow for meaningful participation by non- State actors, particularly civil society in the design of the action plan.

Start Date 1/01/2017
End Date 30/06/2018
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10. Government to introduce a declaration/oath of zero-tolerance for corruption to be displayed prominently in the entrances of all state offices with the contact details of the CIABOC complaints hotline.

Start Date 1/10/2016
End Date 30/09/2017
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Milestones

THEME : Right to Information ( Lead Agency- Ministry of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media)

Commitment : The enactment and implementation of the RTI Act

1. The Enactment of RTI Act

(a) Ministry in charge of the subject of mass media to ensure RTI requests can commence being processed from within 6 months of the Speaker certifying the RTI Act.

Start Date 1/08/2016
End Date 28/02/2017
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2. Appointment and training of key RTI actors,Including Information Commissioners and their staff and the Information Officers

(a) Constitutional council to appoint RTI Commission.

Start Date 1/08/2016
End Date 30/09/2016
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b) Ministry in charge of the subject of mass media and/or the Commission to develop the initial Terms of Reference for Information Officers and Designated Officers.

Start Date 1/08/2016
End Date 30/09/2016
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c) Ministry in charge of the subject of mass media to conduct 4 training programmes for a Ministry-level Information Officers and Designated Officers for the performance of their duties under the Act on the following themes: i) Value of RTI and their role ii) Receiving and responding to requests iii) Proactive disclosure iv) Records-management

Start Date 1/10/2016
End Date 31/08/2017
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d) Ministry in charge of the subject of mass media facilitate training of RTI Commissioners and Commission staff by resource persons from RTl Commissions in comparable jurisdictions.

Start Date 1/11/2016
End Date 30/06/2018
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e) Ministry in charge of the subject of mass media to sensitize and train public authorities - In order to change the mind-set of secrecy to one of civic participation, accountability and assistance to citizens.

Start Date 1/08/2016
End Date 30/06/2018
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3. Resource Allocation, Procedures and Process

(a) Ministry in charge of the subject of mass media to appoint an RTI implementation co-ordination officer.

Start Date 1/08/2016
End Date 30/09/2016
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b) RTI implementation co-ordination officer to examine & implement international best practices on procedure and processes of RTI implementation.

Start Date 1/09/2016
End Date 31/10/2016
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c) RTI Commission to publish rules in the Gazette as per the provisions of the Act including details of information to be provided free of charge.

Start Date 1/10/2016
End Date 30/11/2016
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d) RTI Commission to publish record management guidelines for public authorities.

Start Date 1/11/2016
End Date 31/01/2017
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e) Ministry in charge of the subject of mass media to Gazette regulations as per the provisions of the Act.

Start Date 1/08/2016
End Date 31/10/2016
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f) Ministry in charge of the subject of mass media to request the Ministry of Finance to include RTI resource allocation in the provisional and annual national budget.

Start Date 1/08/2016
End Date 31/08/2016
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g) Presidential Secretariat to develop the Government Information Centre Helpline (GlC -1919) into the main voice-based trilingual central RTI request portal, which would transmit requests in writing to relevant Public Authorities for response.

Start Date 1/08/2016
End Date 31/12/2017
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h) Ministry in charge of the subject of mass media to facilitate the development of system that allows for the tracking, monitoring and the reporting of RTI requests analytics.

Start Date 1/08/2016
End Date 31/12/2017
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i)Parliament to amend official Secrets Act No. 32 of 1955 and the Establishments Code for RTI Compliance - Ensure contradicting Secrecy or similar provisions are amended in line with RTI framework .

Start Date 1/08/2016
End Date 31/08/2017
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4. Raising Public Awareness

(a) Ministry in charge of the subject of mass media, in collaboration with other relevant state actors, to conduct at least 3 media awareness campaigns targeted at 3 categories: the general public, Social welfare recipients and women.

Start Date 1/02/2017
End Date 31/01/2018
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b) Ministry in charge of the subject of mass media, in collaboration with other relevant state actors, to conduct a targeted public awareness campaign for thematic training on the use of RTI in diverse fields for civil society.

Start Date 1/02/2017
End Date 31/01/2018
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c) Government to allocate one-hour weekly slot for an RTI show on a State electronic media - Discussion around key RTI cases, activists, accomplishments, debates, etc.

Start Date 1/08/2017
End Date 30/06/2018
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d) Government to ensure publication of RTl-related content in State newspapers in Sinhala, Tamil and English fortnightly.

Start Date 1/08/2017
End Date 30/06/2018
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5. Proactive Disclosure

(a) Each Ministry and public authority to proactively disclose and update in a manner accessible to the public, an annual inventory of documents to be publicly available, and the information required to be reported to the RTI Commission under Section 8(2) and Section 10 of the RT Act.

Start Date 1/02/2017
End Date 30/06/2018
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b) Each Ministry and public authority to publish and update information made public as per Milestone 5(a) on their respective website.

Start Date 1/02/2017
End Date 30/06/2018
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Milestones