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Budget transparency in Croatian counties, cities and municipalities
Published: July 23, 2015

On 17 June 2015 the Institute of Public Finance presented the results of a large research project related to local budget transparency, which for the first time included all 576 local government units in Croatia. Despite improvements in the local budget transparency, the situation is still far from satisfactory.

The only one of 428 municipalities which published all requested budget documents is Viškovo. The top-ranked counties are the Brod-Posavina, Krapina-Zagorje, Sibenik- Knin, Varaždin and Zadar. The most transparent cities are Buzet, Crikvenica, Čakovec, Dubrovnik, Koprivnica, Opatija, Osijek, Pazin, Pula, Rijeka, Slavonski Brod, Split, Šibenik, Vodice and Zagreb. The Institute awarded special prizes to all top-ranked local government units.

To make the results more accessible and easier to read, the Institute published an interactive map that shows the status of each local government unit.

Detailed analysis of research is published in the Newsletter entitled Budget transparency in Croatian counties, cities and municipalities (November 2014 – March 2015).

Global economy on its way to recovery?
Published: July 9, 2015

Dubravko Mihaljek, Head of Macroeconomic Analysis at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel held lecture Global economy on its way to recovery? at the Institute of Public Finance on 8 July 2015.

The main conclusion of Mihaljek's lecture was that the global economy was recovering well with the strengthening of the role of developed countries (EU, USA and Japan) in the growth of global economy, while the emerging market contribution (apart from China and Japan) to the global growth is somewhat limited. Also, Central Europe is recovering well due to the recovery of the European Union.

Financial Report of the Croatian National Tourist Board without financial statements
Published: June 1, 2015

In the Press Release titled Financial Report of the Croatian National Tourist Board without financial statements, Anto Bajo comments on the Croatian National Tourist Board's 2014 Financial Report, discussed at the meetings of the Parliamentary Finance and Central Budget Committee and Tourism Committee on May 8, 2015.


Press Releases
In the Press Release titled Croatian Institute of Immunology: where have things got stuck?, Anto Bajo and Marko Primorac briefly analyse the Institute's financial position and the justifiability of its privatisation vs. remaining in the state's portfolio.

Osnove upravljanja javnim dugom
Published: 2011
ISBN: 978-953-7613-47-1
Osnove upravljanja javnim dugom is a university textbook that deals with the understanding of the concept, structure and techniques of issuing public debt...
Citizen participation in fiscal policy and the budgetary processes is necessary for the achievement of sound, efficient and equitable public finances, compatible with the capacities and responsive to the needs of society.   Results of a pilot questionnaire administered to students in their final years of Croatian tertiary level institutions showed how little they were interested and informed, and to what a small extent they took part in budgetary processes. Although 50% of respondents thought it was possible to participate, and as many as 80% that citizens should take part, only 7% of them had ever tried, while fewer than 14% regularly keep up with media coverage of budgetary matters.  Katarina Ott and Mihaela Bronić analyse their answers, viewpoints and comments as well as the functioning of existing institutions and measures for citizen participation in the new Newsletter entitled Citizen Participation in Fiscal Policy and Budgetary Processes in Croatia.

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