MULTIMEDIAVIDEO: Opportunities and Challenges in Access to Public Information: Experiences from Latin America
In implementing their Freedom of Information Acts, Latin American countries are facing challenges - but also promising opportunities – in guaranteeing transparency and access to information.
MULTIMEDIAVIDEO: From the Law to Practice: The Creation of the Mexican Federal Institute for Access to Public Information and Data Protection
Mexico’s 2002 Freedom of Information Act was the first in the world to create an autonomous oversight body with the authority to enforce compliance with the law.
MULTIMEDIAPODCAST: Getting a Freedom of Information Act Approved: The Story of Brazil
In 2011, Brazil joined the 65% of Latin American countries that have approved a Freedom of Information Act, making the first step in guaranteeing citizens’ right to information and in...
BRIEFSCitizen Participation in Evaluating Health Services: The Latin American Experience
Citizen and community report cards are being used all over the world to benchmark public service delivery. So how are Latin American countries using the technique to improve health care?
MULTIMEDIAVIDEO: The Process of Approving the Freedom of Information Act in El Salvador
Culminating a six-year advocacy process characterised by its extensive citizen and civil society participation, in 2011 El Salvador passed one of the strongest Freedom of Information Acts in the world....
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGESpotlight on Publications: Public Procurement and Disclosure of Public Officials’ Personal Assets
The following selection of publications showcases how public officials and civil society organisations in Latin America have dealt with the challenges of opening public procurement procedures and public officials’ personal...
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONSSpotlight on Organisations: Key Civil Society Groups Using the Right to Information
This Spotlight On highlights some of the key Latin American CSOs using the right to information to carry out independent assessments of policies and programmes in different sectors. CSOs from...
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGESpotlight on Publications: Design, Adoption and Implementation of Latin American Freedom of Information Acts
This selection highlights some of the key publications on Latin American FOIAs’ critical features, the challenges and opportunities of their implementation and use, and the process for adopting them. It...
GUIDEThe Latin American Approach to Transparency and Access to Information
Transparency and the right to access information is now a reality in many Latin American countries. So how has this been achieved?
BRIEFSFighting Corruption by Improving Transparency and Access to Information
Using transparency as a tool to fight corruption, Latin American countries have launched electronic platforms to prevent misconduct in procurements and to monitor public officials’ personal assets; so far initial...