2013 - Brazilian Evaluation on Access to Environmental Information by Costa de Oliveira, Monebhurrun and Freitas

“Acesso À Informação Ambiental: Análise Dos Órgãos Federais” is an academic study about active and passive transparency at the federal level in the bodies explicitly responsible for environmental questions, the minsitry of the Environment, IBAMA and the Ministério Público. 
Theme Of The Audit: 
Number of Agencies Audited (Active): 
3
Compliance Level: 
Ministry of the Environment 53%, IBAMA 0%, Public Ministry0%
Country: 
Brazil
Region: 
Latin America - Caribbean
Number of Requests: 
21
Audit type: 
Active and Passive
Authors: 
Carina Costa de Oliveira; Nitish Monebhurrun; Catarina Freitas
Year That FOIA Took Effect: 
2012
Year of The Audit: 
2013
Policy Subject: 
Methodology: 

The criteria for the assessment are classified in : a)time; b) content (document, policy or procedure/operation); c) form (written, visual, sound or electronic). The study concentrated on the analysis of effective right to access to environmental information. 

20 requests made, the following were verified: precision of information given, time to reply and articulation between active and passive transparency.

Experimental Conditions: 

Not informed.

Number of Responses: 
18
Number of Partial Responses: 
7
Denials (Written or Oral): 
0
Mute Denials: 
2
Appeals: 
No
Number Of Agencies Audited (Passive): 
3
Author Type: 
University
Audit Created By FGV: 
No
Number of Partial Responses With Invitation to Access Information In Person: 
0
Audited Institutional Power or Type of Entity: 
Audited Levels of Government: 
Distribution of Requests: 

Seven request were sent to the Ministry of the Environment, eight requests to IBAMA and six to Public Ministry.

Number of Time Extension Requests by The Entities: 
5