Country Data

On this page you can find the results of the Global Right to Information Rating. The scores are organised by category. You can reorder the table to sort countries by name, by the date their RTI law was first passed or by their score on a particular category by clicking on the blue row at the top.

For an indicator-by-incidator breakdown of a country’s score, click on the country’s name. You can also click on the far right column for an excel sheet with that country’s results.

You can also view the country results by category here.

The International RTI Rating assesses each legal framework according to 61 indicators. You can view the country results by indicator here.

Country Rating - RTI Rating


Ranking Position COUNTRY Date Right of Access Scope Requesting Procedures Exceptions & Refusals Appeals Sanctions & Protections Promotional measures TOTAL LAW CSV
1 Mexico 2002 6 30 28 28 26 4 14 136
2 Serbia 2003 5 30 22 26 29 7 16 135
3 Sri Lanka 2016 5 28 26 23 29 4 16 131
4 Slovenia 2003 3 30 26 25 28 4 13 129
5 India 2005 5 25 25 26 29 5 13 128
6 Albania 1999 6 29 26 27 23 6 10 127
7 Croatia 2003 5 30 22 26 29 5 9 126
8 Liberia 2010 5 30 19 27 20 7 16 124
9 El Salvador 2011 6 30 24 22 23 1 16 122
10 Sierra Leone 2013 0 29 25 18 28 7 15 122
11 Tunisia 2011 5 28 22 25 23 2 15 120
12 South Sudan 2013 6 27 16 26 22 8 15 120
13 Maldives 2014 2 28 20 17 29 8 12 116
14 Azerbaijan 2005 5 28 24 24 19 3 12 115
15 Antigua 2004 3 24 20 23 24 5 14 113
16 Macedonia 2006 4 30 21 22 18 4 14 113
17 Kenya 2016 4 29 19 19 24 6 12 113
18 Ethiopia 2008 5 25 19 18 25 6 14 112
19 Nicaragua 2007 4 30 18 27 14 3 15 111
20 Moldova 2000 5 28 23 23 17 4 10 110
21 South Africa 2000 6 25 19 25 14 6 14 109
22 Brazil 2011 6 29 19 16 22 3 13 108
23 Ukraine 1992 5 28 19 25 19 4 8 108
24 Bangladesh 2009 2 25 16 20 23 6 15 107
25 Kosovo 2003 2 25 23 22 21 2 11 106
26 Finland 1951 6 28 22 16 20 3 10 105
27 Nepal 2007 4 27 18 15 24 6 10 104
28 Yemen 2012 2 29 16 19 19 3 15 103
29 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2000 4 30 21 19 16 0 12 102
30 Colombia 1985 6 29 16 23 15 4 9 102
31 Indonesia 2008 6 28 13 16 25 3 10 101
32 Kyrgyzstan 2007 4 30 24 13 19 3 8 101
33 Panama 2002 5 28 15 16 20 5 11 100
34 United Kingdom 2000 2 25 20 13 23 7 10 100
35 Russia 2009 1 30 20 12 26 1 8 98
36 Georgia 1999 4 30 15 18 20 1 9 97
37 Uganda 2005 6 26 21 22 11 6 5 97
38 Armenia 2003 3 24 18 20 19 2 10 96
39 Estonia 2000 5 20 24 22 16 1 8 96
40 Ireland 2003 3 21 21 10 23 6 11 95
41 New Zealand 1982 4 16 22 18 23 6 5 94
42 Guatemala 2008 6 29 16 21 5 3 14 94
43 Chile 2008 5 16 21 14 23 4 10 93
44 Peru 2003 4 29 17 17 14 4 8 93
45 Sweden 1766 5 27 18 17 14 3 8 92
46 Bulgaria 2000 5 30 21 20 3 4 8 91
47 Uruguay 2008 3 28 15 20 11 2 12 91
48 Argentina 2004 6 28 20 12 13 1 11 91
49 Canada 1983 5 14 21 12 23 6 9 90
50 Trinidad and Tobago 1999 3 24 15 20 15 3 9 89
51 Montenegro 2005 5 30 22 21 4 2 5 89
52 Jamaica 2002 3 18 23 14 17 5 8 88
53 Nigeria 2011 3 29 12 22 4 7 11 88
54 Hungary 1992 2 29 15 12 20 0 9 87
55 Italy 1990 4 22 21 18 9 4 7 85
56 Rwanda 2013 2 30 18 21 10 1 3 85
57 United States of America 1966 2 18 16 17 14 4 12 83
58 Australia 1982 2 10 21 15 23 2 10 83
59 Belize 1994 1 19 20 16 19 2 6 83
60 Honduras 2006 2 23 13 12 18 2 13 83
61 Romania 2001 5 29 17 13 4 6 9 83
62 South Korea 1996 4 23 9 20 17 1 8 82
63 Netherlands 1978 4 21 22 15 14 4 2 82
64 Israel 1998 4 23 20 15 10 4 4 80
65 Mongolia 2011 4 23 18 6 23 2 4 80
66 Poland 2001 4 29 18 14 12 1 1 79
67 Burkina Faso 2015 5 25 18 8 14 3 6 79
68 Norway 1970 5 16 15 16 22 2 2 78
69 Malta 2008 0 19 21 12 10 2 14 78
70 Switzerland 2004 3 19 18 13 14 0 10 77
71 Afghanistan 2014 5 27 7 11 16 1 10 77
72 Angola 2002 4 20 11 18 18 0 5 76
73 Thailand 1997 4 24 14 13 14 2 5 76
74 Ivory Coast 2013 2 15 20 17 13 4 5 76
75 Niger 2011 0 19 13 13 17 6 6 74
76 Ecuador 2004 4 27 8 14 8 3 9 73
77 Portugal 1993 4 22 19 10 14 0 4 73
78 Spain 2013 0 14 13 20 12 0 14 73
79 Czech Republic 1999 2 28 14 14 10 0 4 72
80 Turkey 2003 3 24 13 21 5 2 4 72
81 Latvia 1998 4 30 18 14 4 2 0 72
82 Zimbabwe 2002 2 16 10 14 22 1 5 70
83 China 2007 1 11 16 15 13 1 13 70
84 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2003 2 21 17 18 2 2 8 70
85 Togo 2016 2 23 14 8 20 1 2 70
86 Cook Islands 2009 4 15 16 15 14 3 2 69
87 Guyana 2013 4 15 16 10 9 4 11 69
88 Slovakia 2000 3 20 25 14 4 2 0 68
89 Vietnam 2016 3 16 16 14 9 2 8 68
90 Pakistan 2002 5 16 8 11 18 5 3 66
91 Greece 1986 4 12 16 13 17 0 3 65
92 Denmark 1970 1 17 13 10 23 0 0 64
93 Guinea 2010 2 27 14 9 4 2 6 64
94 France 1978 1 17 14 14 16 0 2 64
95 Iceland 1996 0 10 21 17 12 0 4 64
96 Lithuania 1996 5 24 18 11 6 0 0 64
97 Paraguay 2014 2 24 18 2 7 2 6 61
98 Mozambique 2014 6 17 16 9 5 3 4 60
99 Dominican Republic 2004 5 21 14 11 3 2 3 59
100 Belgium 1994 2 17 14 15 11 0 0 59
101 Uzbekistan 1997 3 25 10 13 7 1 0 59
102 Taiwan 2005 2 21 9 17 6 1 2 58
103 Kazakhstan 2015 1 26 21 1 7 0 1 57
104 Germany 2005 0 19 7 11 15 0 2 54
105 Jordan 2007 0 25 6 10 9 0 5 55
106 Iran 2009 0 23 5 10 3 2 7 50
107 Tajikistan 2002 4 8 17 16 2 0 2 49
108 Philippines 2016 5 13 17 4 4 1 2 46
109 Liechtenstein 1999 0 17 10 5 1 2 4 39
110 Austria 1987 2 14 8 2 4 2 0 32
111 1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

The following countries have passed RTI laws which we remain in the process of rating: Malawi, Sudan, Vanuatu, East Timor.