Posts Tagged ‘transparency’

  • 11 March 2011

    Agenda Set for Global Conference on Transparency

    More than 100 papers will be presented at the 1st Global Conference on Transparency Research to be held in late May by Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey.  “This is the first large meeting of its kind to bring together leading scholars from throughout the world to collectively advance our understanding of the impact and implications of […]

  • 3 December 2010

    Evidence of Transparency’s Benefits Scant, Promising

    Existing evidence on the impact of “transparency and accountability initiatives” (TAIs), including freedom of information,  is “weak,” according to a major new review of the research. This finding on the empirical front “does not mean that the impacts of TAIs are not significant, nor that they do not hold strong potential for change. It is […]

  • 23 April 2010

    Update on China’s Open Government Information Regulations: Surprising Public Demand Yielding Some Positive Results

    By Jamie P. Horsley The China Law Center, Yale Law School It has been nearly two years since China’s first access to information statute took effect on May 1, 2008. Reviews of how the national Regulations on Open Government Information (Regulations) have been working are often critical or skeptical, with titles like “China’s Transparency is […]

  • 23 April 2010

    World Bank Expands Access to Statistical Data

    The World Bank April 20 announced increased access to its statistical databases and challenged the global community “to use the data to create new applications and solutions to help poor people in the developing world,” according to its press release. The Bank Group said it is providing “free, open, and easy access to its comprehensive […]