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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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    Public Goods to be regenerated

    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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    Global Citizenship

    We promote activities that foster the culture of global citizenship. For this reason we disseminate positive practices such as the “Global Challenges” of the US AASCU University network.

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    Fund Save House

    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.



There is something irritating in the tired repetition, in the political and economic debate, of the traditional mantra that “we need to restart construction sites to boost economic growth in our country”. Everyone, even without being Keynes’ followers, agrees that public works can activate economic growth and that, therefore, the “construction sites” must be reopened…

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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…

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The need for due diligence … While we keep on organising events on open government and smart cities, the true data of Italian public administrations is neglected: that, apart from some obvious best practices, they are neither smart nor open. It must be recognized that in recent years significant progress has been made in the…

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We propose the video of the Milan meeting of November 14, 2018, in which Fondazione Etica and Civicum, thanks to the support of Arca Fondi SGR, presented “Evaluating Municipalities to attract Investments, the Public Rating of Municipalities”, i.e.: scarcity of public resources and research for market solutions to re-launch investments in services to the territory…


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…


There is a clear contradiction that has marked the last twenty years of administrative institutions reform; and this well before they began, with the last two legislatures, to mark time, repeating wearily, in a thousand pedantic detailed rules, a general objective of effectiveness and efficiency that could no longer be effectively pursued in daily government…

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The route on social impact innovation began with the vision of very few, now several years ago, when it seemed only an abstract and even unrealistic formula. Today, instead, it seems that everyone has become a social innovator: banks, companies, philanthropists. As if a fashion had broken out that nobody wants to stay out of….

Video Highlights

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    Against bureaucracy and waste

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    Missing rules

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    Public Rating of the Municipalities – Banca Sistema

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    Spending review and Development – Corriere della Sera

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