2008 - Guatemalan Audit by Acción Ciudadana

The report "Indicadores de acceso a la información pública en Guatemala 2008" presents the results from a passive transparency audit of 134 public entities in Guatemala by Acción Ciudadana (Citizen Action). Access to information requests were sent between August 8th and September 24th of 2008 to conduct the evaluation. The study analyzed the request and response procedure, as well as the quality and accessibility of the responses that were received. 
Theme Of The Audit: 
Country: 
Guatemala
Region: 
Latin America - Caribbean
Number of Requests: 
134
Audit type: 
Passive
Authors: 
Acción Ciudadana
Year That FOIA Took Effect: 
2008
Year of The Audit: 
2008
Methodology: 

The study sent 134 information requests from four categories of information: budgeting, planning, civil service and institutional performance. For each request the solicitation and response process was evaluated, as well as the quality and accessibility of the response that was received.

Experimental Conditions: 

Half of the requests were sent to a specific person and the other half to an institutional title.

Number of Responses: 
40
Number of Partial Responses: 
13
Appeals: 
Yes
Number Of Agencies Audited (Passive): 
134
Author Type: 
NGO
Audit Created By FGV: 
No
Audited Institutional Power or Type of Entity: 
Audited Levels of Government: 
Distribution of Requests: 

One request was sent to each entity that was audited.