The Municipal Transparency Portal , created to promote transparency and the quality of municipal management in Portugal, already provides information related to 2014 on financial and administrative management of municipalities. Launched in July 2014, this portal is an initiative of the Government, and is managed by DGAL - General Directorate of Local Authorities in partnership with the AMA - Agência para a Modernização Administrativa.
The Municipal Transparency Portal provides citizens data of social, financial and budget nature of each municipality, such as the amount of taxes collected and what the debt per capita. The goal is to help the Portuguese knowing the reality of the management of their municipalities.
The portal are made available more than 100 indicators related to the management of 308 municipalities, adding data so far dispersed in different public databases. The technological infrastructure was developed with the support from AMA. The data that feed the Transparency Portal are in the National Portal of open data, Dados.gov, which is also the responsibility of the AMA. These data are available for reuse by any citizen or organization.