As service providers and institutions responsible for the common interest of citizens, local self- governments are particularly vulnerable to corruption. The effects of corruption at the local level cause not only the stagnation of the economy, but also increased unemployment rate, decrease of trust in administration and so on.
Recognizing the need for stronger involvement of civil society organizations in this field, a project titled „Corruption at the local level- zero tolerance” has been initiated. It has been implemented by the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) in cooperation with the Institute Alternative (IE), NGO Bonum from Pljevlja and NGO Nada from Herceg Novi, with the support of the Delegation of the EU to Montenegro through IPA 2011 and co-financing of the Royal Norwegian Embassy. In line with the criterion of balanced representation of the northern, central and southern parts of the country, the project encompasses 14 Montenegrin municipalities: Bar, Budva, Cetinje, Danilovgrad, Herceg Novi, Kolašin, Kotor, Mojkovac, Nikšić, Pljevlja, Plužine, Podgorica, Rožaje and Tivat.
The intention of the authors of the monitoring report covering the period of implementation of the Local Action Plans for the fight against corruption (LAP) from 2009 to 2014 was to review the heretofore results in this field, provide an overview of implementation of the action plans, point out to problems and oversights which occurred during the implementation and planning, as well as to present useful recommendations for improving future local action plans.