The most transparent governments in the world

Wednesday 21 January 2015 10:30
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The UK has the world’s most transparent government, according to a list of 86 countries compiled by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the British inventor of the internet.

Governments are ranked on how accessible they make data on how money is spent, how public services are performing, company registers, public sector contracts, and land titles.

But Sir Tim notes that the UK still has "a long way to go" before it has a fully open government.

Here is the full list (open data barometer score):

1. UK (100) 2. US (92.66) 3. Sweden (83.7) 4. France (80.21) 4. New Zealand (80.01) 6. Netherlands (75.79) 7. Norway (74.59) 7. Canada (74.52) 9. Denmark (70.13) 10. Australia (68.33) 10. Germany (67.63) 12. Finland (66.49) 13. Estonia (60.18) 13. Spain (59.89) 15. Chile (58.7) 15. Austria (58.52) 17. Czech Republic (58.07) 17. Korea (57.65) 19. Japan (53.58) 20. Israel (52.97) 21. Brazil (52.13) 22. Switzerland (51.33) 22. Italy (50.58) 24. Mexico (50.09) 25. Uruguay (49.37) 26. Russia (48.25) 27. Belgium (47.29) 27. Iceland (46.57) 29. Portugal (46.12) 29. Singapore (46.06) 31. Greece (40.79) 31. Ireland (40.74) 33. Hungary (38.26) 33. Peru (37.74) 35. Poland (36.99) 36. Indonesia (36.18) 36. Argentina (35.71) 38. Ecuador (35.03) 39. India (33.15) 40. Colombia (32.38) 41. Costa Rica (31.26) 41. Turkey (31.24) 41. Malaysia (30.76) 41. South Africa (30.7) 45. Tunisia (28.57) 46. China (28.12) 46. Rwanda (28.05) 46. Ghana (27.99) 49. Jamaica (26.26) 49. Kazakhstan (25.87) 49. Kenya (25.8) 52. UAE (24.86) 53. Philippines (23.19) 54. Mauritius (21.86) 55. Ukraine (21.23) 55. Morocco (21.11) 57. Vietnam (18.23) 57. Thailand (18.19) 59. Mozambique (16.2) 59. Saudi Arabia (15.77) 61. Jordan (15.49) 61. Bahrain (15.38) 61. Nepal (14.56) 64. Uganda (14.46) 64. Egypt (14.17) 64. Qatar (13.97) 67. Pakistan (12.61) 68. Venezuela (12.45) 68. Malawi (12.15) 68. Benin (11.98) 68. Tanzania (11.69) 68. Nigeria (11.53) 68. Bangladesh (11.5) 74. Burkina Faso (11.32) 74. Senegal (10.56) 76. Zimbabwe (9.65) 77. Namibia (9.44) 78. Botswana (8.39) 78. Ethiopia (7.75) 78. Zambia (7.73) 78. Sierra Leone (7.54) 82. Yemen (5.8) 83. Cameroon (3.77) 84. Mali (3.3) 85. Haiti (1.19) 86. Myanmar (0)

Source: World Wide Web Foundation, Open Data Barometer Global Report (Second Edition), 2015. See the interactive list here.

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