About the project

The project was created on the basis of the INEKO institute's experience with the development of websites focused on improving public awareness of some public services. We are of the opinion that if the public has more information it can make better decisions, and this also creates pressure for greater efficiency of these services.

The first two websites, which were created like this, were the Assessment of primary and secondary schools and the Financial health of municipalities. In both cases, we obtained the raw data on all entities (such as the results of students of all schools, or various elements of management of towns and municipalities), on the basis of which we created our own system of assessment, and we published all this data on the created websites.

In the case of schools, the parents are able to select a better school for their children and create pressure on school principals, because they will have to work more to get students. In the case of municipalities, citizens create pressure on mayors, because they may not be re-elected due to inefficient management.

About the webkit

The site offers a set of tools for the easy creation of a portal for assessing and comparing various entities and units mainly related to public administration. The entities can be, for example schools, hospitals, courts, municipalities, but also teachers, doctors, judges or mayors. They can be assessed and compared using a set of measurable criteria, as well as user defined ratings. We strongly believe that measuring and comparing performance indicators can enrich public debates and lead to the improvement of quality and efficiency of public services.

If interested, you can simply download a template, set it up, and enter text and data. Once you have the data ready, it takes only 2-3 days to create the portal and you do not need to have any knowledge of programming.

The fully functional website consists of four steps: The first is the creation of a blank website, which provides a framework for displaying, assessment and comparison of various objects. The second step is the acquisition and processing of data to be displayed on the page. The third step is copying the data to the website and setting it up. The fourth, and final, step, is a guide on how to use the website.


Institute for Economic and Social Reforms
web: www.ineko.sk
mail: portals@ineko.sk

This project was supported by a grant from the Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the Think Tank Fund of the Open Society Foundations and by a grant from the National Endowment for Democracy.

This project is run by INEKO Institute which is a non-governmental non-profit organization established in support of economic and social reforms which aim to remove barriers to the long-term positive development of the Slovak economy and society. INEKO is not responsible for the full functionality of portals created by INEKO or third parties, or for the accuracy of data displayed on the created portals.