Good governance by public institutions is defined by their accountability and transparency, as well as citizen participation in the decision making and implementation processes. These three aspects of good governance are crucial to socio-economic development and environmental protection in a modern democratic society.
It is of the utmost importance that civil society organizations, as representatives of groups of citizens with a common interest, monitor the decision-making processes, implementation of regulations, and the level of citizen participation in both of these processes. Based on the monitoring results, civil society organizations can make relevant recommendations on how accountability and transparency of state institutions can be improved, i.e. how citizens’ active participation in decision-making and implementation of regulations and public policies can be improved and encouraged.