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Using Information for Accountability and Justice Lessons from Latin American Civil Society

Author: Janet Oropeza
Published by: Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación, and Evidence and Lessons from Latin America
Date: 2012

Using case studies from Mexico, Ecuador and Costa Rica, this brief analyses how civil society organisations are successfully using the right to information as a tool to improve accountability and social justice in Latin America. It describes how civil society organisations (CSOs) are exacting accountability by undertaking independent assessments of the implementation and outcomes of public policies and programmes, as well as how they have highlighted mismanagement and inefficiencies in public policies, and pushed for reform, especially to ensure that policies benefit socially excluded groups.

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This brief also exists in Spanish.

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