2014 - Brazilian Audit by Artigo 19
For the active transparency evaluation, 6 categories of information published were taken into account: Institutional information, popular participation, executive-budget content, programs and projects, list of confidential documents, and FAQ. These categories were then divided into 11 sub-items. The sub-items were assessed using two types of classification: "fulfilled" or "did not meet" requirements of compliance with the Acess to Information Law (LAI). In order for a sub-item to be considered complete, the information had to be found within three clicks.
For the passive transparency evaluation, requests were sent in May to each of the institutions that were evaluated and included questions about: budget justifications, confidential documents, and popular participation. The they evaluated the type of response (full access, partial access, information unavailable, access denied, or unanswered), the quality of the response (successful, incomplete, or inadequate justification), ability to meet deadlines, and the handling of identification protocols to track the response progress.
Institutional budget planned and executed from January to September 2014.
Number of information requests denied between January and September 2014 and justifications for denying them.
List of confidential documents by levels of confidentiality.
Mechanisms for popular participation and methods of disseminating them during 2013.
Minutes and attendance lists of public hearings held in 2013.
5 requests were sent to each entity.