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CMPP – Organization profile

The Center for Monitoring Public Policy (CMPP) is a non-governmental organization founded in 2015 by a group of specialists in public policy and civic activists, which aims at improving the mechanisms for the adoption of public policies through analysis and debate, while supporting stakeholders in making well-informed decisions.

CMPP aims to assist companies, civil society, trade unions, chambers of commerce and corporate affairs professionals by regularly reporting on the initiatives aimed to amend the legislative framework. CMPP follows the development process of adopting public policies by supporting all stakeholders, throughout the debate on legislative initiatives.

CMPP addresses the needs of the business sector and of non-governmental organizations by writing specialized analyses and reports on public policy, and by organizing public debates in order to involve stakeholders and citizens in the decision-making process.

CMPP represents an important partner in the process of amending the legal framework on the functioning of associations and foundations (GEO 26/2000), participating along with partner associations in working groups and debates aiming to update the legislation in the field and to simplify the registration procedures for the organization and functioning of these legal entities.

CMPP Team

Octavian Rusu is the founder of Issue Monitoring, a project that reflects his professional experience of over ten years in advocacy, public affairs and consultancy, working both with private companies and with nonprofit organizations. Throughout his career, he has been part of various technical assistance programs for the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of European Funds, as well as other institutions of the central public administration.

Currently he works as an Associate Consultant with Graffiti PR, being involved in several public affairs and advocacy campaigns. He previously worked as Public Affairs Consultant with Șerban & Musneci Associates. Starting with 2003 he has been coordinating, along with the Civil Society Development Foundation, the most important advocacy campaigns that aim at amending the legal and fiscal framework for NGOs in Romania.

Octavian Rusu is a graduate of the University of Bucharest, having received his BA from the Faculty of Law and his MA in Strategic Management and Social Development from the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work. Since 2006 he has been a permanent collaborator with the International Center for Nonprofit Law, being part of the team that elaborated the annual report concerning the legislative framework of NGOs in Romania.

The Issue Monitoring team consists of university graduates in Political Sciences, Law, and History, whose professional experience and training offer them the expertise required for writing specialized reports and public policy analyses. Throughout their professional careers, the members of the monitoring team have participated in several trainings and specialized study programs in the field of public policy, or have volunteered to carry out projects developed by several NGOs, associations and foundations. The added value that the members of the monitoring team bring to the services offered by Issue Monitoring is also reflected in their participation in the debate sessions held by the specialized Committees of the central public administration bodies – the Chamber of Deputies, the Senate, Ministries, etc. Their presence during the debates helps promptly notify customers of all amendments brought to the monitored initiatives, in the process of passing a bill.

Monitored domains

  • Taxation,
  • Labor legislation,
  • Competition,
  • Healthcare,
  • Social protection and civil society;

For more information about these services, go to issuemonitoring.ro.