The Project developed mechanisms for increasing transparency, accountability and responsibility of local government in Macedonia, encouraging greater participation of citizens and local business community in the decision-making process in local government and the exchange of best practices and experiences among municipalities in the country, and in the region. Project activities contributed in reducing the level of corruption in the local communities and in enhancing the trust of citizens and business representatives in local authorities.
The project worked directly with 13 municipalities from allover Macedonia. After weaknesses in current practices of these municipalities were detected through a in-depth research, a series of recommendations followed by training were put in place for municipalities to take specific measures to improve their transparency. The project has been implemented in partnership with NGO Info-center from Skopje and EHO from Stip, and financially was supported by USAID.