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    The Rating of Public Administrations

    We have devised the Public Rating as a tool to evaluate the performance of Public Administrations, analyzing not only budgets, but also qualitative indicators, such as governance, personnel management, services provided, tenders management.

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    Social Impact Innovation

    We design and implement innovative activities with a social impact, following the example of what has been achieved in countries such as Great Britain and USA. This is a new approach to social policies, no longer considered a cost for few, but an opportunity for development and growth for all.

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    The fight against corruption also involves a serious work of transparency and accountability: we evaluate the anti-corruption measures undertaken by Public Administrations and identify corruption risk alerts in sectors such as, among others, tenders management.

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    Open Government and Smart Cities

    On the Public Administration we hear about inefficiencies and waste, but also about smart cities, open data, open government, foia. To prevent the latter from becoming slogans, we evaluate the PAs indicating where they can innovate themselves and how.

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    Urban regereneration

    We are partners in the campaign for disused Public Goods (“Available”), launched by Cittadinanzattiva, to promote the recovery of abandoned buildings and public lands, giving citizens the opportunity of using them in the general interest.

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    Parties reform

    The ongoing scandals concerning the parties are perceived as endemic to Italian democracy, so much so as to have undermined their authority. We promote a discipline of party reforms, which ensures internal democracy and transparency in decision-making and financial processes.

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    Civic Campaigns

    We carry out initiatives together with other subjects, associations and others, promoting or adhering to campaigns, such as the one on Foia and on the improvement of the State, so as to make them more incisive.

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    Legislative Proposals

    Change sometimes requires the intervention of the legislator and for this we have made ourselves promoters of proposals, received by the Chamber of Deputies as legislative proposals, motions and parliamentary resolutions.

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    Spending monitoring of the Municipalities

    We have sent a project to evaluate how citizens’ money is spent in Municipalities compared to what is declared in the electoral programs. It is replicable on all municipalities.

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    GPSA-World Bank

    Fondazione Etica is a partner of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability – World Bank (Washington). The GPSA’s Global Partners are public institutions, organizations from civil society, private sector and academia.

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    “Save House” Fund

    Faced with the growing number of people who risk losing their homes because they can no longer pay the mortgage payments, we have designed the SaveHouse Fund.



On December 2019, our Vice-president of Fondazione Etica, Paola Caporossi, met Arup Banerji, the Regional Director for the European Union countries for the World Bank Group, in his office in Brussels. The meeting focused on a pilot project to be launched in some European countries on transparency, anti-corruption and public governance. The project could be…


Foreword by Jeff Thindwa On the Regions, a debate has been going on for some time that sees, on the one hand, the supporters of their complete abolition, and, on the other, the supporters of their greater functional and financial autonomy. It is a simplistic contrast, which lacks a fundamental assumption: to know the regional…

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Is it possible to carry out social impact projects without public money? And even without resorting to the support of wealthy philanthropists? Yes. The “Luci nel Parco” social impact investment project, created by Fondazione Etica, was born relying only on the contribution of private savings, which in Italy exceeds 4,000 billion euros. A huge figure….


In January we were received by the Director of Corriere della Sera, Luciano Fontana, who confirmed his willingness to host the results of the analysis of the Public Rating of Regions and Municipalities as a tool to evaluate and compare the Public Administrations, not in order to assign reports, but to spread the many existing…

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Our Vice President, Paola Caporossi, has been appointed Director of the Laboratory for the Evaluation of Public Institutions (V.I.P.-Lab) at the International Center for Democracy and Democratization (ICEDD) of the LUISS University of Rome, chaired by Prof. Leonardo Morlino. The Research Laboratory will apply the methodology of the Public Rating, created by Fondazione Etica, for…


The Federazione Nazionale dei Cavalieri del Lavoro has instructed us to hold a series of conferences for the guest students of their University College in Rome. The theme will be “Transparency and Prevention of Corruption: from the logic of control to the culture of efficiency and development”. The cycle will be divided into 5 meetings…


Public Rating of the Regions. This is an anticipation of the Report on the Regions that will be published early next year. The data refer to a macro-area on the six subject of analysis: that relating to budget data and concerns the Ordinary Statute Regions. More…

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    The Public Rating for Municipalities, Regions, Ministries

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    Rating of Municipalities with Civicum

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    Public Rating of the Municipalities – Banca Sistema

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    Against bureaucracy and waste – Chamber of Deputies

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