“Of all 49 administrative bodies that were included in the research for 2022, and in general of all institutions of executive and legislative power in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Office of the Public Administration Reform Coordinator’s Office with 84.81% has the best result when it comes to openness and transparency in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in addition, this institution is the third most open institution in the region”, showed, among other things, the research on the openness and transparency of the executive power in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The findings of the research on the transparency and openness of the executive power in BiH, Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia, as well as the research for the legislative power, which in addition to these countries included Croatia and Slovenia, will be presented at the Regional Conference on the openness and transparency of the executive power in the executive power in region of the Western Balkans, organized by the NGO Center for Democratic Transition (CDT) from Montenegro, and will be held on November 17, in Podgorica.
For seven years, the regional index of openness has been measuring how open the institutions of the executive and legislative authorities are to citizens and society based on four principles – transparency, accessibility, integrity and efficiency – which include indicators that measure the availability of documents on the institutions’ official websites, such as and the format in which those documents were published.
Transparency and openness are among the basic prerequisites of quality executive power. Transparency policies went through several stages of development according to the needs and demands of society, and became part of the agenda of the authorities in the Western Balkans. Today, demands for greater transparency and openness are an integral part of the reforms that countries in the region are implementing on their way to the European Union (EU) as well as through engagement in other international initiatives.
The results of the research for 2022/2023 will be presented at the conference and will be discussed with representatives of institutions and the civil sector from the countries of the Western Balkans about good practices and challenges for establishing an open system.
The conference will be opened by Deputy Prime Minister – Vice President of the Government of Montenegro for Security, Internal Policy, European and Foreign Affairs Aleksa Bečić and Executive Director of CDT Dragan Koprivica. The conference will bring together relevant experts, representatives of institutions from the region and Montenegro, international and academic communities, media and civil society organizations.
The conference, which will be attended by a representative of the Public Administration Reform Coordinator’s Office, is part of a project that the NGO Center for Democratic Transition (CDT) from Montenegro is implementing in partnership with U.G. Why not? from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Metamorphosis Foundation from North Macedonia and Partners for Democratic Changes Serbia, with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy.