Progress of mayors in fulfilling election promises


GAP Institute has published on the electronic platform "Municipal Identity Card" the latest assessment on the fulfillment of the promises of mayors of municipalities in the last local elections held in October and November 2021.

During the first six months of the four-year mandate, the period January - June 2022, out of a total of 1,816 promises identified by the GAP Institute, 167 promises or 9% have been fulfilled, 113 promises or 6% have been partially fulfilled, 392 promises or 22% there were initiatives in their fulfillment and 1,144 promises or 63% there was no progress at all.

Most of the promises have been fulfilled in the field public services, education, culture and sport, while on the field infrastructure, economy and urbanization there was less work done.

In contrast to the updates made in the same period of the previous mandates, in this mandate there has been a decrease in the trend in the fulfillment of promises in the field of infrastructure, while an improved trend is observed in the field of agriculture and culture.

The promises with a high degree of fulfillment are the promises related to the maintenance of roads, buildings and public spaces, to subsidies in the field of agriculture and education, to the removal or change of some administrative barriers, to the publication of budget and procurement documents public, in the organization of fairs and demonstrations, in the drafting and approval of regulations and promised decisions, as well as in increasing support for sports clubs.

GAP Institute monitors the fulfillment of promises in 27 out of 38 municipalities, as some of the current mayors did not did not provide concrete promises during their campaign. Municipalities such as Mamusha and the ten municipalities inhabited by Serb majority population, have not disclosed any election program and have not given concrete promises.

Through the evaluation of electoral promises, GAP Institute aims to hold mayors accountable for the given promises. Consequently, this is also done in cooperation with local organizations, which should be strengthened more in the monitoring of local governance.

To see the details of the promises made and the progress of their fulfillment, you can visit the electronic platform on this link:  HTTP://WWW.KOMUNAT.INSTITUTIGAP.ORG/PREMTIMET