The Accessing 'public' information tool-kit consists of a set of tools that can be used to obtain and use information on various aspects related to the functioning of public agencies to improve governance. It can be effectively used to increase transparency and accountability in government agencies and thus directly benefit marginalised groups such as wage labourers, tribal cultivators and slum dwellers. This write-up describes the use of this tool-kit in the Indian context where it has been used for making the recently introduced Right to Information legislation effective.
A summary card of this tool is available to download in four languages
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Please cite this tool as:
Winrock International India. 2005. Accessing 'public' information. Power tools series. Winrock International, New Delhi, India and International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK.