Citizens’ Access to Information in South Asia

A number of countries in South Asia have enacted Right to Information (RTI) legislation guaranteeing citizens the right to access information from their governments. While there have been a number of efforts to promote the sharing of knowledge and good practices among RTI activists, civil society organizations, and government officials in the region, there has been limited investigation of the key factors that enable or prevent the effective implementation of RTI in countries in the region, with the exception of India. This Regional Synthesis Report brings together information collected through country diagnostic studies conducted by The Asia Foundation in partnership with civil society organizations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Posted August 27, 2014
Related locations: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Related programs: Strengthen Governance

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