A new management model is presented to improve transparency indices in Honduran municipalities
Promoting the improvement of transparency indices of local governments in Honduras is the objective of the new Municipal Transparency Management Model. The model offers a diagnosis on compliance with the Transparency and Access to Public Information Act which is the current municipal transparency management model in Honduras.
In the elaboration process, in which 150 municipalities participated, it was contrasted with other similar international experiences and the model was subjected to a validation process with contributions from 75 public information officers from the Honduran municipal sector.
To promote the improvement in local government transparency indices, the Municipal Transparency Management Model identifies the main gaps, strengths and opportunities and, considering the best practice examples identified, proposes the development of a strategy, the allocation of resources, the application of decision-making processes and the implementation of management tools. All this is aimed at including citizens in municipal authority decision-making and promoting the continuous improvement of the country’s public policies.
The Municipal Transparency Management Model was developed jointly by the Honduran Institute of Access to Public Information, the Ministry of the Interior, Justice and Decentralisation, the Honduran Association of Municipalities and the European Union, with the collaboration of the EUROsociAL+ programme, through the area of democratic governance in FIIAPP.