Local Self-Governments in Montenegro in Fight against Corruption

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Authors: Nikola Djonović, Dina Bajramspahić

Publishing year: 2014.

The problem of corruption is one of the most prevalent issues in the Montenegrin public discourse, whereas the fight against corruption is one of the priorities of the state institutions, judging by strategic documents and statements of the officials. As service providers and institutions responsible for the common interest of citizens, local selfgovernments are particularly vulnerable to corruption. The effects of corruption at the local level cause not only the stagnation of the economy, but also increased unemployment rate, decrease of trust in administration and so on.

The intention of the authors of the monitoring report covering the period of implementation of the Local Action Plans for the fight against corruption (LAP) from 2009 to 2014 was to review the heretofore results in this field, provide an overview
of implementation of the action plans, point out to problems and oversights which occurred during the implementation and planning, as well as to present useful recommendations for improving future local action plans.

The publication is a part of the project “Corruption at the local level- zero tolerance!”, implemented by the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) in cooperation with the Institute Alternative (IA), NGO Bonum and NGO Nada, financed by the Delegation of the EU to Montenegro and co-financed by the Royal Norwegian Embassy.