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Improving the transparency of Hungarian municipalities

Transparency amongst Hungarian cities increased in 2015 compared to 2013 according to the Hungarian Municipality Openness Index. This pattern may also be reflected in municipality-owned enterprises (MOEs)’ practices. However there is room to further improvements. This project seeks to support this progress by developing a composite transparency index and by facilitating peer learning and exchange across local authorities and companies.

In partnership with the Corruption Research Center Budapest, we screened and ranked the public disclosure practices of a sample of municipalities and a sub-sample of MOEs. Results related to municipalities are available here.

Next, we looked for participatory collaborations with public representatives from the local level and ran data mapping activities. The project relied on data mapping, screening methods, along with in-depth interviews and collaborative workshops.

This project aims to demonstrate the social and economic benefits of the use of transparency and integrity tools in the public sector at the local level. 

Project details
Project leader Petra Edina Reszkető
Duration01/10/2017 - 28/02/2019
study Public transparency at the local level in Hungary
presentation Improving the transparency of Hungarian municipalities
other Transparency of municipality-owned enterprises (in Hungarian)
summary Local transparency ranking (in Hungarian)
summary Transparency ranking of MOE (in Hungarian)