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    • Relevance of Transparency, Accountability and Participation Sincethe Arab Spring7-9 April 2013: CairoThe Role of Access to Information In Promoting GovernanceToby Mendel
    • Orientation Access to information held by publicauthorities Public authorities do not own the informationthey hold Presumption of openness vs. presumption ofsecrecy
    • Key Elements Access to information law Shift of presumption Proactive disclosure: reaching out South Africa: notice boards Pakistan: barber shops Open data Recent development
    • Global Trends Laws: 13-95 Jordan, Tunisia, Yemen Human right Constitutions (1990s) International law: seek and receive
    • Participation Generational change: elections to participation My home http://maps.google.com/maps?q=b3m+3s7&hl=en&ll=44.666284,-63.651786&spn=0.001881,0.004066&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=34.313287,66.621094&hnear=Halifax,+Nova+Scotia+B3M+3S7,+Canada&t=h&z=18
    • Accountability/Service Delivery Key benefit: good decisions and ownership Examples F35s South Africa: housing
    • Corruption Most high-profile benefit Examples from India: Bribery vs. RTI MKSS
    • Economic Benefits Stability Competitiveness Direct value of information (open data)
    • Getting to There Political will Different players: Government Civil society Business Public International community Actual drafting
    • Law Just a Start: Implementation Institutional structure Public authorities Information officers Oversight body Courts Central nodal body Key tasks Capacity building Systems: reactive, proactive, record management, reporting Public awareness
    • ConclusionThe current developments in the MENA regionare very excitingIt is my great honour to be involved in themToby@law-democracy.orgwww.law-democracy.org