Despite the increase in the number of Internet users in Bosnia and Herzegovina, policies and practices of web presence of public institutions in this country only partially correspond to international standards and trends, what, ultimately, has a negative impact on the overall transparency and openness of public institutions.
Nevena Ršumović , Tarik Jusić , Public Institutions and the Internet: Policies and Practice in Bosnia and Herzegovina
By analyzing strategic documents, laws on free access to information, the sectoral legislation, as well as other rules and recommendations, the authors conclude that the legal framework for regulation of web presence and proactive transparency of public institutions in BiH is fragmented and insufficiently defined, whereas the strategic documents are mostly outdated and do not follow the development of information and communication technologies. This, ultimately, leads to a very low level of development and inconsistent practice of web presence and transparency of public institutions in BiH.
Analitika's policy brief offers an overview and analysis of public policy and practices of web presence of public authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as basic recommendations for their improvement.
This publication is a result of the project "Advocacy for Open Government: Supporting the Right to Know in South East Europe", financed by the European Union and Open Society Fund Bosnia and Herzegovina.