Favorable Environments for the Promotion of Public Transparency: Constructing and Index from Municipalities of Minas Gerais
Keywords:Transparency, Determinant Factors, Municipal Conditions
This article has as general objective to identify the conditions that contribute to the creation of an environment favorable to the promotion of transparency, having as object of study the municipalities of the state of Minas Gerais. Therefore, explanatory factors from the literature were used to order them concerning their propensity to transparency. Through the factor analysis it was possible to point out three factors related to transparency in the analyzed municipalities: demographic and socioeconomic, financial, and social participation conditions. From these, an index was constructed that made it possible to rank municipalities in terms of greater or lesser propensity for transparency. The results indicated the need to work better the socioeconomic, financial, and social participation conditions of the municipalities. Thus, federal and state programs that aim to encourage the promotion of transparency still need to give more attention to municipalities and mesoregions in less favorable situations, seeking to strengthen actions to create environments that provide greater transparency of public administration.
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