The transparency of 145 cities and municipalities in Serbia is at an unenviable level, judging by the first local self-government transparency index (LTI) produced by Transparency Serbia (TS). The average assessment of local self-government transparency is 40 of a maximum of 100, with assessments above 60 held by eight, and over 70 only one municipality. The most transparent local self-government in Serbia is Paraćin, while the worst ranked are Bela Crkva and Smederevska Palanka.
The survey showed that the average assessment value of the transparency of municipalities in Serbia is 40, a relatively low score. As stated, assessments above 50 are held by 32 local self-governments, above 60 by 8, while only one has an assessment of over 70. The index in practice is between 11 and 74.
TS issued a number of recommendations to municipalities and towns, including opening special web pages on the websites for municipal activities and the budget, organizing public discussions on the budget, grouping public procurement information, as well as public calls, uploading audio and video recordings of sessions online, surveying citizens on satisfaction with the functioning of municipal services.