In 2005, after a nine-year campaign by people’s organisations, the Indian government implemented a far-reaching Right to Information (RTI) Act. The Act, which requires all central, state and local government institutions to meet public demands for information is one of the strongest in the world. It empowers citizens to demand greater government accountability, improve their participation in decision-making, and help reduce corruption. This Research Summary shows how a national network of people’s organisations helped enact this legislation and ensure it was put into practice.
IDS Research Summary, 2 pp.