To what degree do transparency reforms actually make information public? This study documents patterns of agency responses to citizen requests for information. This empirical study draws on both official and independent assessments during the first years of implementation of Mexico's 2003 open government reform. The data show substantial progress overall, combined with significant variation across federal agencies and a growing trend towards official denials of the"existence" of requested information. The findings indicate that support for and resistance to open government is unevenly distributed across the public sector. Future analysis of varying patterns of agency compliance should address both agency-specific incentives and institutional cultures.
|Translated title of the contribution||Delivering transparency: To what degree does the Mexican government respond to public information requests?|
|Number of pages||59|
|Journal||Gestion y Politica Publica|
|State||Published - 2011|
- Access to information
- Administrative law
- Open government