Twenty years of transparency development in the public sector: What has been achieved?

Dimeski, Branko (2018) Twenty years of transparency development in the public sector: What has been achieved? Smart Cities and Regional Development Journal, 2 (2). pp. 9-17. ISSN 2537-3803

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Transparency is one of the crucial principles of sound good governance in the public sector. The main
objectives of the research in the paper are concentrated around examining the development process of the
principle of transparency within the public sector in Macedonia in the last twenty years or the beginning of
the reforms until now. The scope of the research is concentrated around analysis of all government actions
and the basic officially adopted documents in the field of public administration reforms while closely
examining the evolutionary concept of e-governance, e-management and the principle of transparency.
Consequently, the methods such as observation and content/critical analysis of the main research papers and
governmental documents in the field are key methods that are applied in the research methodology. The
research results point to the fact that in recent years there are significant results achieved in the field of egovernance and e-management. The mechanisms for transparency development by using e-government
strategies and techniques greatly improved through the years. However, there are still many problems that
require immediate actions. The research results impose a number of conclusions that, generally, ask for
further strengthening of the overall institutional capacity, more effective and efficient anti-corruption
coalitions and measures as well as strengthening the overall capacity of the administrative judiciary in the
area of exercising legal administrative practices. There still remains the great challenge for developing sound
positive legal solutions that will eliminate any aspect of doubtful thinking and will guarantee greater
transparency and increased public confidence. Thus, the research in the paper is of great value for
academicians and public administration practitioners as an example of permanent evolutionary efforts for
achieving greater public sector transparency during a long transitional period in a country that hopes one day
to become EU member.
Keywords: Public administration, strategy, e-government, Macedonia.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Branko Dimeski
Date Deposited: 06 May 2020 07:19
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 07:19

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