From Ideas to Implementation: 3 Ways to Ensure that Citizens Have Access to Information

There are three common problems related to information access. First, documents are often full of technical jargon, which can only be read by a select group. Second, there is often a major lack of trust of the information provided, due to a general lack of faith in the government itself that is common in many rapidly developing cities. Third, there is often an absence of background information to support government decision-making, which leads to ill-formed policies. For example, during my interviews in Rio de Janeiro, an individual suggested that policy decisions in the Department of Education are made simply because they make kids happy, not because they improve education.

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