Increasingly many studies confirm that opening data helps national governments and local authorities to attract investments, build trade relations, reduce the bureaucratic burden and corruption risks, and increase credibility of public institutions.
Transparency is only a litmus paper that illustrates how ready the municipal authorities are to use resources efficiently and to develop the potential of their communities. However, in the long run, increasing transparency leads to tangible and measurable results.
This report is based on the results of a desk research that included a review of scientific resources, secondary analysis of social survey results, statistical information, open data provided by public authorities and local self-government agencies, responses to public information requests and results of city transparency assessment conducted by Program analysts over 2017-2018.
Zoriana Semehen, Monitoring & Evaluation Analyst, Transparency International Ukraine