Public finance transparency

In this section you will find our research, reviews, and initiatives on the following topics: public procurement and public finance transparency.

Public finance transparency

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Public finance transparency

Press releases

Every sixth COVID-19 procurement supplier discloses its anti-corruption measures

november 23, 2021

Every sixth company, from which public sector institutions bought supplies to fight COVID-19 in...
Public finance transparency

Press releases

Bribery in healthcare sector in Lithuania is one of the highest in the European Union

june 15, 2021

Every fifth (19 percent) resident who visited health care institutions confessed to giving a br...
Public finance transparency

Press releases

Decision makers and monitoring authorities may not have been aware of about one-tenth of the money spent on fighting the pandemic

november 25, 2020

During the first wave of COVID-19, monitoring authorities and decision-makers may not have been...

Our Initiatives

Public finance transparency
Public procurement
What is it and why is it important?

Since 2006 we have been actively working with public finance transparency by analysing how transparently public and EU funds, including the EU ones, are allocated and used. We have also released several printed publications regarding this topic, which you can find in the TI Lithuania library.

In 2006 (in Lithuanian) we conducted research on how transparent the allocation of the European Union structural funds in Lithuania is. In 2018 we conducted State investment programme (SIP) analysis in order to investigate how transparently and responsibly this investment programme is implemented, to which Lithuania annually allocates 1.3 billion Euros. SIP was started in 1997 when it was decided to purposefully invest into strategic infrastructure projects. 

In 2020 we also joined the “Open Spending EU Coalition”, the goal of which is to promote transparent, open, and effective use of public funds. The most recent evaluation has shown that Lithuania was amongst the best countries in EU for publishing information about economic recovery and resilience facility (RRF) fund allocation – receiving 76 out of 100 points and was third amongst 11 countries.

Books, research, and reviews
  • Study “Open Recovery: Transparency in the Recovery and Resilience Facility funds in ten EU countries”, 2023.
  • Study “State investment programme – how we invest into infrastructure?”, 2018.
  • Study “Use of EU publicity funds corruption risk analysis”, 2017 (in Lithuanian).
  • Study “EU Presidency Anti-Corruption Scorecard”, 2014.
  • Book “How much transparency is necessary when spending EU funds?”, 2006.
  • Study “European Union structural funds support for Lithuania distribution transparency”, 2006 (in Lithuanian).
  • Book “How transparently are we spending EU money?”, 2005.
Key insights
  • “Lithuania amongst the best countries in publishing RRF funds information”, 2023 (in Lithuanian).
  • “EU economic Recovery and Resilience Facility aid”, 2021 (in Lithuanian).

Insights in short:

  • Infographic “How transparently are we investing into infrastructure?”, 2018 (in Lithuanian).
  • “You reap what you sow? Transparency and validity of infrastructure investments”, 2022 (in Lithuanian).
  • “Let’s talk about SIP – how do we invest into infrastructure?”, 2018 (in Lithuanian).
Recommendations for legislation
  • “10 suggestions “On Government programme implementation work and Economic Recovery and Resilience Facilitation plan””, 2021 (in Lithuanian).
  • “TI Lithuania comments for a project: EU fund investment communication”, 2016 (in Lithuanian).
Useful sources
  • More information about public funds use transparency “Open Spending EU Coalition” can be found at
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