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Increasing access to information in Mexico (English)

Mexico has shown strong commitment to enhancing transparency and accountability. In June 2002, it became one of the first countries in Latin America to pass a freedom of information act: the federal transparency and access to governmental public information law. The law guarantees the rights of Mexican citizens to access public information at the federal level, thus promoting higher levels of accountability throughout society. The law promotes public oversight of government budget allocation and expenditure, and enforces disclosure of information on financial management, public services, and public procurement processes. It also establishes what information should be public and regulates how it should be disclosed. The objective of the project is to strengthen the institutional capacities of IFAI and extend the experience at the federal level to decentralized levels of Mexico’s public sector.

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Increasing access to information in Mexico (English). Results profile Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/716911468271229760/Increasing-access-to-information-in-Mexico