Transparency and Open Government: Reporting on the Disclosure of Information

Victoria L Lemieux, Stephanie E. Trapnell, Jessie Worker, Carole Excell


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.


Right to information, Freedom of Information, Access to Information, Transparency

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