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Croatia

Fiscal Transparency (HR0027)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Croatia Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Finance

Support Institution(s): Fina, Open Spending Project Team

Policy Areas

E-Government, Fiscal Transparency, Open Data

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Measure 2. FISCAL TRANSPARENCY
Implementation of the measure is under way and will be conducted until 21 August 2020
Leader of the measure MINISTRY OF FINANCE
Description of the measure
Which public issue does the measure address? Budget transparency implies that citizens are able to gain budget
information which is full, essential, accurate, timely, and presented in
an understandable way. Budget transparency contributes to the better
management of budget funds and enables citizens to call the authorities
to account, thus increasing confidence in political processes. Apart from
the positive effects on good management, budget transparency also
results in considerable financial benefits for the state. Research has
shown that countries with transparent budgets have better access to
international financial markets and lower borrowing costs. Fiscal data
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must be made more accessible to the public and published in open
format. In addition, since the publication of databases on payments
executed from the single State Budget account, it has been noted that
improvements need to be made in order to provide better search options
and download data in machine-readable form.
What does the measure include? The main goal of the measure is to increase fiscal transparency,
primarily by the timely publication and opening of fiscal data for reuse.
The measure includes several activities which will guarantee the
regular publication of accurate, relevant information on fiscal data and
the option to download them for reuse.
How does the measure contribute to resolving the public
issue?
The measure contributes to resolving the issue of the timely
publication of data in open format.
Why is this measure relevant to the values of the Open
Government Partnership?
The measure is relevant in terms of transparency, since it increases
fiscal transparency, thus enabling citizens to participate more easily in
budget processes (which should result in the more efficient provision
of public services). In addition, the measure is relevant in regard to the
issue of public accountability, because by increasing budget
transparency and the entire budget process further, opportunities will
arise to assess the accountability of civil servants and officials
regarding the conduct of public policies within their competences.
Additional information Resources for the implementation of the measure have been assured
in the State Budget, section 025 Ministry of Finance, activity A538000
Administration and Management.
The measure is in line accompanying the Anti-Corruption Strategy for
2015-2020, in which, among other things, the following measures are
envisaged: Effective management and control of public finances and
effective collection of revenues in the competences of budget
beneficiaries and units of local and regional self-government, and
Strengthening integrity, accountability and transparency in the work of
Ministry of Finance personnel.


Croatia's Commitments

  1. Implementing Right to Information

    HR0026, 2018, Capacity Building

  2. Fiscal Transparency

    HR0027, 2018, E-Government

  3. Political Finance Transparency

    HR0028, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. Commercial regulations of companies owning local governments

    HR0029, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  5. Transparency in NGO project finance

    HR0030, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. Protection of Persons Reporting Corruption

    HR0031, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  7. Parliamentary transparency

    HR0032, 2018, E-Government

  8. Media regulations framework

    HR0033, 2018, Civic Space

  9. Data Opening

    HR0034, 2018, E-Government

  10. Raising awareness about open data

    HR0035, 2018, Capacity Building

  11. Central state portal

    HR0036, 2018, E-Government

  12. public consultations

    HR0037, 2018, Capacity Building

  13. implementation of anti-corruption policies by NGOs

    HR0038, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  14. local and regional open government

    HR0039, 2018, E-Government

  15. OGP sustainability

    HR0040, 2018, Capacity Building

  16. Right to Access Information Legislative Framework

    HR0010, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  17. Improving the Implementation of the Right of Access to Information Act

    HR0011, 2014, Capacity Building

  18. Starred commitment Proactive Release of Information and Opening Data

    HR0012, 2014, Capacity Building

  19. Fiscal Transparency

    HR0013, 2014, Capacity Building

  20. Starred commitment Improvements of Transparency and Efficiency in Public Administration Work

    HR0014, 2014, Capacity Building

  21. Improvement of Transparency of Election and Referendum Campaigns

    HR0015, 2014, E-Government

  22. Transparency in the Area of Youth Policy

    HR0016, 2014, E-Government

  23. Media Transparency

    HR0017, 2014, Civic Space

  24. Improving Transparency of Information on Members of Parliament and Their Work

    HR0018, 2014, Asset Disclosure

  25. Improving Transparency of Data on Assets of Officials

    HR0019, 2014, Asset Disclosure

  26. Starred commitment Improving the Consultation Process with the Interested Public in Legislative Procedures

    HR0020, 2014, Capacity Building

  27. Ensuring the Sustainability of Values and Content of the OGP Initiative

    HR0021, 2014, Capacity Building

  28. Starred commitment Participation in Drafting the New Anti-Corruption Strategy

    HR0022, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  29. Regulation of Lobbying

    HR0023, 2014, Capacity Building

  30. Improving Efficiency of the Ministry of Interior's Complaints Commission

    HR0024, 2014, Justice

  31. Promoting Civil Participation in the Work of Civil Society Organizations

    HR0025, 2014, Civic Space

  32. Improving the Content and Transparency of Budgetary Documents: Publish and update the state budget proposal

    HR0001, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  33. Improving Transparency of Business Activity of The Companies Of Special State Interest

    HR0002, 2012, Private Sector

  34. Making The Contents of All Budgetary Documents Understandable And Accessible To Citizens

    HR0003, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  35. Improving Accessibility of Local Budget Contents to the Citizens and the Public: Give recommendations to local units to publish budget documents

    HR0004, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  36. Starred commitment Improving the Legislative Framework for Exercising the Right of Access to Information: Amend the Act on the Right of Access to Information

    HR0005, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  37. Starred commitment Improving Access to Information on Expending Public Resources and Contents of Relevant Registers: Implementation of acts on political activity and campaign financing

    HR0006, 2012, Civic Space

  38. Ensuring Transparent Work of Public Authority Bodies In The Service Of Exercising Citizen Rights: Enhancement of web portal with info on exercising rights

    HR0007, 2012, E-Government

  39. Starred commitment Setting up a System of Participatory Drafting and Monitoring of State and Local Budget Implementation: Public discussions on budget allocation

    HR0008, 2012, Participation in Budget Processes

  40. Starred commitment Improving the Practice of Consulting the Interested Public in Procedures of Adopting New Laws: Amend procedural rules

    HR0009, 2012, E-Government