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Submitted by Lech Marcinkowski on

That is a nice review of sources of information on access to information. You, and your readers, may be interested to know about SIGMA, a joint initiative of the EU and the OECD, for 25 years supporting improvements in governance and management of public administration in EU candidate and neighbouring countries. We have elaborated a comprehensive methodology to measure the government administration against the Principles of Public Administration (http://sigmaweb.org/publications/principles-public-administration.htm) and have used it regularly in a number of Western Balkan countries over the last years, with reports published on our website.
Our framework consists of 52 indicators, composed of over 300 individual sub-indicators. They are supposed to put equal value to legislative framework and its implementation. For the access to public information, we assess the extent to which the legal and institutional framework is established, promoting timely responses to public information requests free of charge or at a reasonable costs. We also look at the practical application of these legal requirements, with particular focus on proactive disclosure and perceptions of availability of public information. A final, quantified value of the indicator is comparable in time and with other countries. More details here: http://sigmaweb.org/publications/Methodological-Framework-for-the-Principles-of-Public-Administration-November-2017.pdf