Open Data for Democracy2022-11-17T12:28:59+01:00


Access Info works to promote the publication of government data as open data for the maximum benefit of all in society.

Open data is data that is published in an open format under an open licence, so that it can be freely used, reused, and shared, by anyone for any purpose.

Access Info focuses on data that enables public participation in an evidence-based debate about social, economic, and environmental challenges. We advocate for opening data needed for accountability of government action, and to prevent and combat corruption. This includes data on:

  • Spending, including public procurement
  • Company registration and ownership
  • Climate Change
  • Digitalisation
  • Gender equality
  • Migration
  • Health
  • Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

Here you can find out about Access Info’s work to opening up data for democracy, along with all the latest news.



21Feb 2022

OGP Summit Side Panel: How strong is your right to know?

14 December 2021 – The measurement of the right of access to information is still in its infancy, although there are now some important initiatives, including from UNESCO and the OECD to capture data from governments, whilst civil society projects are developing more in-depth tools to measure transparency in practice.

2Feb 2021

Call for National Researchers in Europe

Access Info Europe is currently seeking independent, country-level researchers for several European countries to act as national researchers for the first edition of the Global Data Barometer (2020–2021).

Cover photo by Carlos Muza on Unsplash