2020 - Indicators of Implementation and Compliance to Access to Information at the Subnational Level in Brazil

The material presented consists of two main documents: a) the current report on implementation and compliance indicators; e, b) a newly prepared working paper on socioeconomic and political determinants for compliance with the access to information (ATI) law at the municipal level. Alongside the new Transparent Brazil Scale 2020-21 (impending publication), the two documents provide an overview of subnational commitments to the access to information law (12.527). The prognosis is not encouraging. Implementation and compliance with ATI are significantly deficient. The clearest general problems are the fragile commitments to transparency and poor supervision. However, three more problems stand out in terms of implementation: first, there is a lack of standardization in ATI reports (e.g. number of requests, breakdown per year, etc.). Secondly, there are serious gaps in the provision of data (some years are not reported, for example). Third, the validity and reliability of the government's report on LAI is questionable. Still, there is low compliance in general, especially public policies, such as those in the area of public security, and with transparency obligations, especially of the passive type (responses to citizens' requests).

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Pasta shapes - Aldo Cozzi Pasta Machines Indicadores de implementação e cumprimento ao acesso à informação pública em nível subnacional no Brasil