Thursday, November 17, 2005

How to measure openess?

Taken from, valuable overview of reports and studies on this complex topic.

Towards an International Index
"International freedom of information advocates face a daunting challenge in quantifying and evaluating government openness and access to information in different nations. A wide range of researchers have pioneered the development of indexes for measuring and assessing openness around the globe. Today's posting lays out some of the options that are now available to tackle this important problem. In doing so, hopes to begin a conversation that can lead to productive contributions and a consensus on quantifying the successes and failures of freedom of information around the world."