The regional cooperation on display at the first “Western Balkans Dialogue” is an essential component of efforts to build a stronger and more secure region, according to a U.S. diplomat who spoke at the IDM event.
This Centre for Policy Making and Research paper reviews the institutional set up of the public accountability system in Macedonia, reviews the current challenges and needs for improvements, and assesses the level of awareness of citizens of different mechanisms for holding government accountable.
A strong majority of Albanians hold an expectation that their government should conduct its work in an open and transparent manner, according to the results of an Institute for Democracy and Mediation poll conducted as part of a PASOS project.
The numerous advantages of opening public data – economic development and innovation, improvement of transparency and efficiency of public institutions – should be reason enough for public institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina to invest more effort in this realm and to develop comprehensive policies for opening up data, according to this Center for Social Research Analitika policy brief.
The legal framework on freedom of access to information in Bosnia and Herzegovina should include provisions on proactive disclosure of information held by public institutions, according to this Center for Social Research Analitika policy brief.
Bosnia and Herzegovina should join the Open Government Partnership to help overcome pervasive mistrust of public institutions, according to this Center for Social Research Analitika policy brief.
About 55 percent of the steps in a Moldovan state action plan to improve the government’s transparency have been implemented, according to an Association for Participatory Democracy ADEPT report.