OpenCivitas is the web portal providing information on local governments, an initiative of the Ministry of Economy and Finance and Sose to promote transparency.

The project was started by Law No. 42 of 5 May 2009 concerning fiscal federalism and the subsequent implementation provisions issued with Legislative Decree No. 216 of 26 November 2016.These provisions started a reform process aimed to define standard expenditure needs of Italian local governments and entrusted SOSE with the development of the calculation methods.

For the first time in Italy, citizens and local authorities can rely on a tool that allows:

  • TO KNOW the data collected to define standard expenditure needs
  • TO COMPARE local authorities’ performances
  • TO UNDERSTAND socioeconomic factors affecting overall expenditure needs
  • TO EVALUATE the services provided thanks to a set of indicators
  • TO ACCESS information in open data format

The available data refer to over 6.600 municipalities, 73 provinces,10 metropolitan districts and 3 mountain provinces in the Regions with Ordinary Statute.

For citizens Opencivitas is a useful tool to evaluate and monitor local authorities’choices.

For local authorities it is an operational support to define the best strategies to manage and use resources.