Tuesday, April 10, 2007

World Bank Database on Access to Information Laws

The freedom of information website freedominfo.org published an item last month about a soon to be launched World Bank database that "will summarize national laws on asset disclosure, conflict of interest, freedom of information, and immunity provisions".

The Bank is also working on a system to grade systems by developing:

"(i) an inventory of the relevant primary legislation; (ii) a standardized summary of key elements of that legislative framework; and (iii) a detailed set of indices of the quality of the legislative framework governing that institution, as well as detailed scoring of all `good practice' criteria upon which those indices are based, to allow users to construct indices consistent with their own priors regarding appropriate weighting of the underlying 'good practice' criteria".
[Source: beSpacific.com]

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 6:30 pm


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