Results of the Research on Proactive Transparency of Public Institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In May 2016, Analitika conducted a research aimed at determining the level of proactive transparency of the state level institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Themes: Transparency and Open Government


The research encompassed the analysis of the availability of information on 68 websites of the state-level institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina within six categories: budget, public procurement, strategic documents, operational information, organizational information, information and documents defined in the Law on Freedom of Access to Information of BiH. In defining the research approach, standards of proactive transparency in public administration in Bosnia and Herzegovina have been used. They were prepared by a working group, within the Programme for Strengthening of Public Institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and include the specification of all information and documents, which should be proactively published by the public institutions, within each of the six categories of information.

The analysis results indicate a relatively low level of proactive transparency of institutions covered by this analysis, and a minimum of published information is about the budget salaries of employees.  Also, a significant number of institutions are not publishing an annual work plans, reports of the work and information about public procurement. In this analysis are recorded, among other things, certain good practices and positive trends in the field of proactive transparency. The research results in English can be downloaded on this link.

This publication has been produced within the project "Research Study on Proactive Transparency Initiative". This project is funded by the Programme for Strengthening of Public Institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Programme for Strengthening of Public Institutions is implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Government. This publication is printed within the project „Advocacy for Open Government: Supporting the Right to Know in South East Europe“, financed by the European Union.


The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the Analitika – Center for Social Research and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of GIZ nor the European Union.