Transparency and Open Government: Reporting on the Disclosure of Information

  • Victoria L Lemieux University of British Columbia and The World Bank
  • Stephanie E. Trapnell
  • Jessie Worker
  • Carole Excell
Keywords: Right to information, Freedom of Information, Access to Information, Transparency

Abstract

This paper provides a summary of data about requests, complaints and appeals published by central reporting bodies in eight countries. It examines available data from the most recent year of aggregated data—ranging between 2011 and 2013. It assessed these statistics for Brazil, India, Jordan, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, The United Kingdom, and the United States. Through this assessment it provides trends in how countries are collecting and publishing these data and finds that practices are far from standardized and data are often unavailable or incomplete.

Author Biography

Victoria L Lemieux, University of British Columbia and The World Bank
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (iSchool)
Published
2015-12-14
How to Cite
Lemieux, V. L., Trapnell, S. E., Worker, J., & Excell, C. (2015). Transparency and Open Government: Reporting on the Disclosure of Information. JeDEM - EJournal of EDemocracy and Open Government, 7(2), 75-93. https://doi.org/10.29379/jedem.v7i2.392
Section
Research Papers