Mayors progress in fulfilling promises


GAP Institute published on electronic platform “Municipal ID” the latest data on the progress of mayors in fulfilling promises during the 2017 election campaign. The monitoring period includes the first half of 2020.

Over 900 promises that were given in 26 municipalities, by June 2020, 364 promises were fulfilled, 185 promises were partially fulfilled, 206 promises there were initiatives in their fulfillment, whereas in 148 promises there was no progress at all.

The largest number of fulfilled promises were made in the field of social issues (74%), agriculture (57%) and administration (53%). While the lowest rate of fulfillment of promises was recorded in the field of culture (28%) and urbanization (22%).

For most of the first half of 2020, municipalities have faced a dire situation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, the results of the evaluation of the fulfillment of promises, show a good performance of local government in fulfilling the planned plans and projects.

GAP Institute monitors the fulfillment of promises in 26 out of 38 municipalities, as 12 of the current mayors did not disclose any election program (Skenderaj, Mamusha and Serb-majority municipalities).

Through the assessment of electoral promises, GAP Institute aims to hold mayors accountable on promises made. The assessment of promises is conducted periodically, in cooperation with local organizations.

For details on promises made, please visit the electronic platform of GAP Institute, by clicking on the following link: