Discussing political party transparency in North Macedonia

Discussing political party transparency in North Macedonia

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), in collaboration with the Forum for Reasonable Policies, proudly presents the Political Party Transparency Index (PPTI) conducted in North Macedonia. This initiative seeks to assess the transparency, achievements, and challenges of political parties. The Index delves into three key pillars: internal party democracy, financial transparency, and accessibility to the public, utilizing over 80 indicators for a comprehensive evaluation of participating political parties.

The primary aim of the Political Party Transparency Index, conducted in August 2023, is to foster transparency and accountability within political parties. Recognizing the pivotal role of robust, transparent, and responsible political parties in a healthy democracy, the assessment strives to promote intra-party democracy, enhance financial transparency, and facilitate public information. 

The Index, carried out between June and August 2023, focused on eight political parties in North Macedonia: Alternativa, Alliance of Albanians, Besa, VMRO-DPMNE, Democratic Union for Integration, Liberal Democratic Party, New Social Democratic Party, and Social Democratic Union of Macedonia. 

On October 10, WFD organized a conference to unveil the results of the PPTI assessment in the form of a summary analysis. This event featured insights from experts, academics, and practitioners from the region, providing a comprehensive analysis of political party transparency. Participants included representatives from the participating political parties, international organizations, civil society organizations (CSOs), and think tanks. 

These impactful activities are made possible through the "Democracy Works" project, generously funded by the UK Government with support from the British Embassy Skopje. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the participating political parties, stakeholders, and all contributors who played a crucial role in making this initiative a success. 

Transparency of political parties in North Macedonia 

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