2007 - Mexican Evaluation on Transparency in the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary Branches by CIDE

"Métrica de Transparencia en México", published by the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) shows the results of an active and passive transparency evaluation carried out in 2007. This study evaluated more than 25 public agencies at the Federal, State and Municipal level in the Executive, Judiciary and Legislative branches, by visiting a total of 264 web pages and sending 466 access to information requests. 
Theme Of The Audit: 
Number of Agencies Audited (Active): 
264
Compliance Level: 
executive power: 58.04%, Legislative power: 59.62, Judiciary: 47.84%, Municipalities: 62.65%
Country: 
Mexico
Region: 
Latin America - Caribbean
Number of Requests: 
466
Audit type: 
Active and Passive
Authors: 
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas A.C.
Year That FOIA Took Effect: 
2002
Year of The Audit: 
2007
Methodology: 

The active transparency evaluation analysed the clarity, quality and usability of the information published online through a set of criteria grouped according to the following variables:
- Design and usability (7 criteria)
- Basic Organic content (11 criteria) 
- Material and financial information (8 criteria)
- of an Operative nature (5 general criteria, besides specific criteria)
For this evaluation, each web page was visited at least 4 times.

The passive trasnparency evaluation was based upon the sending of requests for information and the evaluation of the quality of the replies received, in addition to compliance in form and timeliness.
 

Number of Responses: 
326
Means of Making The Request: 
E-mail
Presential
Letter
Denials (Written or Oral): 
135
Requests: 
Request Summary: 

Relation and/or copy of cellular phone contracts during 2006 (include cost, equipment, conditions, minima and maxima, and duration). 

Request Summary: 

Budget for government publicity in print media and TV for 2006. 

Request Summary: 

Name and number of security personnel of the Governor of the State, specifying type of firearm assigned to each. 

Request Summary: 

Registry of beneficiaries of social support programs in 2006.

Request Summary: 

Document stating blood type and alergies of Development Secretary.

Request Summary: 

Number (and names) of policepersons disqualified for anomalies, irregularities and/or any other reason in 2006. 

Request Summary: 

Amount of debt of the state.

Request Summary: 

Amount allocated by Federation for Education to the State, Corresponding to fiscal year 2007, within heading 33 (Federal contributions to Federal and Municipal Entities) 

Request Summary: 

List of construction licences conceded by City Hall, specifying, when possible, name and address of proprietor. 

Request Summary: 

Budget approved for year 2007, detailed by administrative unit and labeled projects

Request Summary: 

Document stating lates medical check-up of Municipal President

Request Summary: 

Nominal voting for period between september 2006 to march of 2007. Listed by vote and detailed for each legislatos; electronic format. 

Request Summary: 

 Affiliation of Deputy President of State Congress General Committee to religious organizations

Number Of Agencies Audited (Passive): 
150
Author Type: 
NGO
Audit Created By FGV: 
No
Distribution of Requests: 

19 questions were asked per state : 10 to the Executive, 4 to the Legislative, 5 to the Municipality (delegacions in case of D.F.). The states of Baja California Sur, Chiapas, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Tabasco and Veracruz were excluded from the sample.