ANALYSIS OF THE PROACTIVE TRANSPARENCY OF THE MONITORED WEBSITES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA, MINISTRIES AND THE AUTHORITIES FOR THE YEAR 2018-2022, IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 10 OF THE LAW ON FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, in accordance with its strategic work documents, monitors the websites of holders of public information that are obliged to publish them on their websites, in accordance with Article 10 of the Law on free access to public information.
The agency has prepared a comparative analysis that refers to 44 holders of information: the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, the ministries and the bodies involved, for the year 2018-2022, and it was made in accordance with the Government’s Transparency Strategy (2019-2022). The analysis chronologically shows the trend of active transparency displayed by the institutions of this category of holders over the years.
The analysis is prepared from the monitoring carried out by the Agency once a year on the holders’ websites, and it shows the trend of their proactive transparency. The average transparency and proactive publication of information in the analysed five-year period for the Government and ministries is 79%.
On the other hand, the transparency of the bodies within the Government is 71%. The average transparency of the total monitored institutions for the five years is 74%, which shows a reasonable degree of transparency. In the future, active transparency should be the highest priority in the holders’ operations.
The analysis showed that proactive transparency moves differently depending on the year that was the subject of monitoring but also on the information published per Article 10 of the LFAPI.
Through the monitoring of the web pages of the holders, the Agency receives data on how many of the holders are transparent in the implementation of Article 10 of the ZSPIJK and the same is used to define the trainings it conducts for the officials at the institutions, all intending to show them how to improve their transparency.
Holders must proactively publish all public information as much as possible, while the published information should be easily accessible to the broadest number of citizens who request public information.