In February, a specialized technical team from the SAI of Costa Rica conducted a national telephone survey to study the opinions of citizens and public procurement bidders on transparency in the country. Specifically, questions were asked about the following topics:
- Access to information: perception of access to information from municipalities, institutions, government and others.
- Accountability: perception of accountability from officials, institutions, economy, finance and development plans.
- Citizen participation: participation in local groups, public hearings, formulation of complaints, claims, etc.
- Administrative Contracting: perception of transparency in the stages of government contracting and electronic purchasing systems.
This effort from the office of the comptroller is based on the Institutional Strategic Plan 2013-2020. The results are valuable inputs for higher control of public finances while contributing to the promotion of social control and political control of the Legislature.