Compiled by Access Info Europe and the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD), the Global Right to Information Rating comparatively assesses the strength of legal frameworks for the right to information around the world.

Results are presented in a table which can be reordered to sort countries by name, by the date of adoption of the Right to Information law, or by their score on a particular category by clicking on the blue row at the top.


At the heart of the methodology for applying the RTI Rating are 61 Indicators divided into seven different categories, namely: Right of Access, Scope, Requesting Procedures, Exceptions and Refusals, Appeals, Sanctions and Protections, and Promotional Measures.

It important to note that the RTI Rating is limited to measuring the legal framework, and does not measure quality of implementation. The Indicators were developed by analysing a wide range of international standards on the right to information, as well as comparative study of numerous right to information laws from around the world.

Tags: Access to information Worldwide
Publication Date: 31/05/2015
Source: Access Info Europe and the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD)
Dataset format: xls
Accessibility: free