Design of WJP Open Gov Index Skews Results


Is this really a true picture of Open Government Worldwide? With evaluations such as "incredible", "rather amazing figure", and "missed opportunity", Dr Ben Worthy of LSE and Helen Darbishire of Access Info analyse the World Justice Project's Index 2015 and raise a series of important questions, including how accurate is the finding that 63 million people around the world asked for government information last year? Do 88% of Belarusians really get full responses to requests from government? Are 85% of Austrians aware of their (almost non-existent) FOIA law? Do 7% of Finns really pay bribes to get official information, the