U.S. ranks high in transparency over most countries

Warren Krafchik, Director, International Budget Partnership

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In the global order, the United States ranks high in government trasnparency.

The International Budget Partnership’s Open Budget Survey for 2010 found the U.S. Was among the “top tier,” along with South Africa, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, France, Norway and Sweden.

The worst performers include China, Saudi Arabia, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, and newly democratic Iraq, which provides almost no information to their citizens.

The study also found 74 of the 94 countries assessed failed to meet basic standards of transparency and accountability.

Warren Krafchik, director of the IBP, told the DorobekINSIDER why some government’s don’t provide open data to the public.


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