Some Reflections on Transparency as the First Economic Disinfectant
Keywords:transparency, economic challenges, public trust, digital platforms, open data, civic engagement
Better access to information and administrative transparency are known for their popularity in recent years. Open data portals and transparency index have been slowly enabling public participation together with citizens’ engagement and commitment.
From a business and economical perspective, these two principles are closely related to fairness promotion and the empowerment of a smarter and more informed choice. The following paper analysis how the lack of transparency instruments and several transparency measures taken especially in crisis times can affect public trust and also which are the possible solutions community actors such as business sector can contribute with.
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