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PAM Primers on Transparency and Accountability

Short descriptive notes are available on legal frameworks and implementation efforts. These notes provide explanations of each mechanism, how the mechanism relates to better governance, and what the data tells us about country systems. Also available in Spanish.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE / CONFLICT OF INTEREST

% of Countries with Financial Disclosures & COI Restrictions
requirements, by Income Group
PAM Map
freedom of information (foi)
% of Countries with Financial Disclosures & COI Restrictions
requirements, by Income Group
PAM Map

A FOI or an RTI framework aims at improving the efficiency of the government and increasing the transparency of its functioning. Access to information can be protected through a variety of legal mechanisms, from explicit constitutional safeguards to individual departmental orders.

immunity
PAM Map

Most public officials are shielded from prosecution for duties performed in the capacity of the state. However, sweeping immunity laws prevent governments from holding corrupt actors to account and serve as obstacles to preventing further misconduct from taking place. To view the complete list of indicators for which data is being collected, click here
[PDF 160K].

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data

The PAM Initiative produces various kinds of data on country frameworks of transparency and accountability.

Online Country Profiles
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Country Data Files

Summary qualitative data
Financial Disclosure
Freedom of Information
Conflict of Interest
Immunity (Forthcoming)

Summary quantitative data
Entire dataset

pam primers

Short descriptive notes are available on legal frameworks and implementation efforts. These notes provide explanations of each mechanism, how the mechanism relates to better governance, and what the data tells us about country systems. Also available in Spanish.

transparency reports

Two page transparency reports provide an overview of important facets of open government in individual countries, with visualizations of data from several international datasets.(forthcoming)

accountability reports

Two page accountability reports provide an overview of important facets of accountability in individual countries, with visualizations of data from several international datasets. (forthcoming)

Analysis

library of laws

The PAM query function allows users to search for relevant laws across countries, regions, income groups, and mechanism.
Click HERE [xls 54K] for a list of all laws in the database.

Multimedia
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Stephanie Trapnell talks about public accountability mechanisms (PAM)

IDEAS INCUBATOR

Descriptions of ongoing, innovative projects on transparency and accountability.

Financial Disclosure practices and impacts

Freedom of Information practices and impacts




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