The results of the conducted research show that the parliamentary openness at the regional level increased in 2018 in comparison to 2017. The regional average in the final round of measurement scored 65%, which is 4% higher than in the previous year (61%). This finding is encouraging due to the fact that in 2017 new indicators were added, which tightened the measurement criteria and led to a drop in the score in the year when the methodology was revised and became stricter.
The openness of the Kosovar Parliament was measured and ranked through a set of 117 indicators measuring the degree of openness in four areas: Accessibility, Awareness, Integrity, and Transparency. The Parliament of Kosovo scored overall 73% and therefore landed second on the ranking of the Western Balkan parliaments.
Montenegro maintains the lead for the most open of all the Parliaments in the region, with a score of 79% of the foreseen criteria. Kosovo’s ranking this year is more satisfying than that of the year before, demonstrating an increase of efforts for Parliamentary Openness with many tools in places such as Transparency Forum, the office for cooperation with Civil Society and opening of the committee meetings etc