This guide on how to test levels of transparency in areas of government prone to corruption was released by Access Info Europe on October 2011, together with the results of the first large-scale monitoring conducted using the methodology in Croatia, conducted by Transparency International Croatia.
The “Anti-Corruption Transparency Monitoring Methodology” was presented at the UN Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption currently taking place in Marrakesh, Morocco.
The data from Croatia, where 200 answers were received to 560 questions (35% or around one third), shows that there are areas where huge progress has been made on transparency in some areas such as anti-corruption policies, conflict of interest, and licensing procedures.
Corruption-prone areas still closed to public scrutiny included public procurement, financing of political parties, and privatisation of state assets – not one single question on privatisation, a controversial area in Croatia, was answered.
Read more about this guide here.