This document summarises conclusions drawn from an ELLA online Learning Alliance (LEA) on Citizen Oversight of Public Policies during which experts and participants, mainly from the global south, discussed the Latin American legal frameworks and institutional conditions that have enabled or prevented the effective realisation of the right to information. In countries where this right has been formally recognised and institutionalised, political actors (states, international human rights agencies and civil society) have mobilised to demand respect, protection and promotion of the right to information. These actors have developed and engaged in important oversight activities. The rich LEA discussions allowed participants from Africa, Asia and Latin America to explore similarities and contrasts between their regions and to identify issues and conclusions that seem to be critical for the different themes.
ELLA. ELLA Learning Alliance on Citizen Oversight - Module 1: Strengthening the Legal Framework to Ensure Transparency and Access to Information. ELLA, Practical Action Consulting, Lima, Peru (2014) 13 pp.