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Annex 3: Freedom of Information – Review of Impact and Effectiveness of Transparency and Accountability Initiatives
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REPORT BREAKDOWN

  • Introduction 5
  • What are the expected impacts and assumptions underlying ATIs in this sector? 7
  • What evidence is there of impact and effectiveness of accountability and transparency initiatives in this sector? 9
  • Which methods are used to assess and evince impact? 16
  • Which factors contribute to impact? 18
  • What gaps exist? 21
  • References and sources 22
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Report insights + takeaways

FOI legislation
While there have been gains in the passage of FOI laws, it has become clear that both the implementation and enforcement of FOI legislation is enormously challenging.
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Power to demand information
The most basic ‘lever’ that citizens have in holding their state to account is the power to demand information about how decisions are made.
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