Where to Go for Information on Access to Information

October 09, 2018 - 9:26am

"I get stirred up by all types of governance data, so in honor of the International Day for Universal Access to Information, I though[t] I’d highlight a few efforts to measure access to information. Information on access to information, if you will. There are many dimensions here: which information? accessed by whom? how? Usually we focus attention on government information, as government is funded by taxes, has enormous authority, represents the people, etc. But are we talking about specific pieces of information prescribed (or proscribed) by law? Or a more generic right to information? Well, there are measures out there looking at both."

To read more of Jim Anderson's Governance for Development blog on the World Bank website, click here.


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