In the Brazilian study, the data were collected from the electronic sites of the management bodies responsible for water management in the 26 Brazilian states and the federal district. After the data collection by the researchers, technicians of the surveyed management bodies were invited to validate the data collected by the research team, in order to eliminate possible errors of consultation or direction of the survey.
The objective of this study is to evaluate if several Public Attorney organisms are in compliance with the FOI law. 193 requests were sent to 29 different organisms. The main topics were: remuneration, nepotism, criteria used for promotion.
"Primer Reporte 2015: Supervisión a los Portales de Transparencia Estándar de los Ministerios del Poder Ejecutivo, Gobiernos Regionales y Municipalidades Provinciales ubicadas en capitales de departamento", published by the Peruvian Ombudsman, presents the results of an active transparency evaluation carried out on the 18 ministries of the Executive branch and the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, as well as for the 25 regional governments and the 25 municipalities located in the departmental capitals. The audit was realized between August 6th and September 2nd 2015, the dissemination and updating of the information during the first semester of 2015 having been verified.
The report entitled “Diagnosis of the transparency of developmental loans in Mexico” presents the results of an assessment of passive transparency conducted by FUNDAR and published in September of 2015. For the diagnosis, 147 requests were sent to 16 agencies in the Federal Government. Additionally, 28 requests were sent to the World Bank and 45 to the Inter-American Development Bank.
"Rio 2016: violações ao acesso à informação no caso da BRT Transolímpica" presents the results of an active and passive transparency evaluation conducted by the NGO Artigo 19 and municipal, state and federal bodies. This evaluation, conducted from march to june of 2015 analyzed the access to information regarding the construction of the Transolímpica BRT line, within the framework of the infrastructure works related to the Rio Olympics in 2016.
“Situación del acceso a la información pública em Venezuela 2014”, published by the NGO Espacio Público in may 2015, presents the results of a passive transparency audit conducted between 2011 and 2014, and an assessment of active transparency conducted in 2014. The political themes addressed are varied (economy, health, education, environment, etc.) and the assessed institutions belong to the different branches and levels of government.
The report "Segundo Reporte y Balance Anual 2014 Supervisión a los Portales de Transparencia Estándar de los Ministerios del Poder Ejecutivo, Gobiernos Regionales y Municipalidades Provinciales ubicadas en capitales de departamento" presents the results of an active transparency evaluation of 69 public agencies from the three levels of government by the Peruvian Ombudsman Office. To conduct the study, compliance was assessed by the publication and updating of 10 items (11 in the case of subnational governments). The monitoring was conducted between February 2nd and March 6th of 2015, and the verification of the published and updated information took place between July 1st and December 31st of 2014.
The report "Reporte de Supervisión a los Portales de Transparencia Estándar de las Municipalidades Distritales de Lima Metropolitana y de la Provincia Constitucional del Callao. Año 2014", present the results of the active transparency evaluation conducted in 42 Peruvian municipalities in Peru by the Ombudsman Office. The monitoring was conducted between March 12th and April 7th of 2015, and the verification of the published and updated information items took plan between January 1st and December 31st of 2014.
The report entitled “Diagnosis of Open Parliament in Mexico” presents the results of an assessment of active transparency conducted in the 31 State legislatures, in the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District and in the Chamber of Deputies and in the Senate of the Federal Congress. This diagnosis was undertaken by the Alliance for Open Parliament (APA), constituted by twelve civil society organizations. For the assessment, 10 principles and 95 variables relevant to open parliament were considered. The process of defining the variables as well as the collection and revision of the data were executed between May and December of 2014, and the report was published in April of 2015.
The active transparency audit, "Evaluación del Cumplimiento de la Publicación de la Información Fundamental 2014," by Instituto de Transparencia e Información Pública del Estado de Jalisco (Institute of Transparency and Public Information in the State of Jalisco) was conducted for 104 websites of public institutions in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Compliance with the disclosure of mandatory information from the law of Transparency and Public Information (Articles 8 and 10) was evaluated using four critera:publicity, regular updates of information, accessibility and completeness.