Skopje, September 21, 2016 - The Center for Civil Communications announced today the results of research of active transparency of institutions. The ranking covers all 81 municipalities and the City of Skopje, 15 ministries and the Government. The percentage of fulfillment of the obligations for disclosure of public information of all 97 institutions is 45% (of 100%).
The legal basis for active transparency of the institutions are located primarily in the Law on Free Access to Public Information, and in many other laws such as the Law on Local Self-Government, the Budget Law, the Law on Public Debt, the Law on Financing of Units local self-government, etc. Apart from regulation, active transparency derives from practice, i.e. when an institution makes available to all citizens answers to questions often received in the form of requests for access to public information.
According to the scale of active transparency, most institutions (33%) are in the group with an 'average' active transparency, and least (4%) are in the best group, the one with 'good' active transparency. Generally, municipalities stand much better than the ministries and government. The municipalities are ranked on the first 18 places and the best ministry is only on 19th place. All four institutions in the top group, with 'very good' active transparency are municipalities.
In terms of specific areas of active transparency - the institutions publish most information on access to information, and least in the area of budgetary and financial transparency.
The ranking of the institutions and the research are available only in Macedonian.
The research was conducted within the Civica Mobilitas program, which supports the annual program of the CCC.