Lead author: Mira Popović
Publishing year: 2020
Fight against corruption requires a multidisciplinary, continuous and multifaceted approach, and one of the preconditions is a high degree of transparency in the work of public sector bodies. Local self-governments are the closest service to the citizens which is expected to respond directly to their needs. However, openness is still not an integral part of their work, which can to a large degree make it more difficult for citizens to access these services, and for the civil society to monitor public policies at this level. It also does not help to dispel the existing unethical and corrupt patterns and practices.
Regular monitoring with annual scores for each Montenegrin municipality can also serve as an incentive to improve the transparency. The Transparency Index of Montenegrin municipalities, which systematically and methodologically frames earlier activities in this area, is a direct contribution in this direction.
The report is part of the project “Let’s put corruption in the museum!” implemented by the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) in partnership with NGO Centre for Monitoring and Research (CeMI), NGO Bonum from Pljevlja, NGO UL-Info from Ulcinj and NGO Za Druga from Petrovac, in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Administration and the Agency for Prevention Corruption (APC), funded by the European Union with co-financing from the Ministry of Public Administration.