Promoting transparency in the health sector

Chapter: Lithuania | Project range: National | Year: 2018

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About the chapter:
Transparency International Lithuania was founded by the Open Society Fund Lithuania and established on the 6th June 2000. TI Lithuania is a non-political organisation that cooperates and coordinates its activities with governmental and non-governmental institutions in both Lithuania and abroad.

CPI Score: 59

CPI Rank: 38

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Research and development




National Partners:
Healthcare clinics Lithuanian Young Doctors Association The Cancer Patients Support Association (POLA)

Theory of Change

Policy & Insititutional Change
Better Institutional Processes
Change Type:




The main aim is to create a better understanding between doctors and patients in order to enhance the quality of service delivery in healthcare clinics.


In 2018, TI Lithuania started a few joint initiatives with the Lithuanian Cancer Patient Coalition (POLA):
1. TI Lithuania conducted two studies on good practices in healthcare sector,
2. Together with Young Doctors Association, TI Lithuania invited more than 170 patients and doctors in different Lithuanian medical institutions to attend public consultations on a good governance policy in their clinics.


  1. A study on corruption prevention tools in healthcare institutions
    AdvocacyResearch & analysis
  2. A study on good practices in European cancer patients' organizations
    AdvocacyResearch & analysis
  3. Public consultations with patiens and doctors
    ConsultationImplementation of new policy & practiceImprovement plansResearch & analysisStrategic working groups & CollaborationTrial & implement new approach


  1. Centro poliklinika (one of the outpatients clinics in Vilnius) agreed together with TI Lithuania and POLA to create a guidebook for patients' appointments with the doctors, which will be helpful for further development of good practices in health care institutions.
  2. Patients were provided the opportunity to speak up. They were able to express their needs and highlight issues they are facing when it comes to visiting health care institutions.
  3. Medical establishment representatives have become more engaged in the topic of providing a quality service and more open to discussions with the patients.