11 December, 2019
Openness represents a key condition of democracy – since it allows citizens to receive information and knowledge, necessary for equal participation in political life, effective decision-making and holding institutions accountable for policies that they conduct. Around the world, institutions undertake specific activities intending to increase their transparency and accountability to citizens.
The measurement was conducted on monitoring data and findings, a set of recommendations and guidelines directed towards institutions was developed based on research results. Recommended steps for each category of institutions are done based on indicators that were not entirely fulfilled.
Additionally, since some of the categories of institutions were sampled, i.e. executive agencies, local self- governments, courts, and prosecutions, for these institutions the recommendations and action steps are general for the whole group of institutions.