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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.



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…


Fondazione Etica has been called by Anci Lombardia to be part of the control room of the COMMON LEGALITY project, aimed at promoting initiatives on legality in the following areas: – Prevention of corruption – Education to legality – Contrast of tax evasion – Contrast of financial laundering The Control Room will deal with the…

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Fondazione Etica intervened at the European Open in Milan last February. At the invitation of the Councilor for Innovation, Lorenzo Lipparini, and as a member of the Open Government Forum at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, our Vice President Paola Caporossi spoke at the international event on the concept of participation.


Our book “How to make Public Administrations efficient and transparent – First Report on Municipalities between commonplaces and surprises” has just been published (Rubbettino Editore). The following is the preface written by Giovanni Bazoli. The Report on the Public Rating of Municipalities is a journey through the stereotypes and long-standing problems facing Italian Municipalities. A…


INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION, DIOCESAN CARITAS AND FONDAZIONE ETICA sign a memorandum of understanding in Grosseto and call to participate in it businesses, citizens, banks, professional associations, non-profits Because the PA reforms have failed It is from the second post-war period that we hear about the reform of the Public Administration, yet very little seems to have…


Fondazione Etica has been called to be part of the control room of Agenda 190. This is the project launched by ANCI Lombardia, with the co-financing of Fondazione CARIPLO, and aimed at supporting (through training activities, research, drafting of guidelines and communication) the prevention of corruption in the Municipalities of Lombardia, with particular attention to…


To date, social policies have been considered a mere cost. Assisting the elderly, caring for the disabled, reintegrating former drug addicts, caring for long-term patients, etc., are examples of public interventions seen as a burden on the community: current spending money stolen from investments.

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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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