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 Serbia 2003 5 30 22 26 29 7 16 135
2 Slovenia 2003 3 30 26 25 28 4 13 129
3 India 2005 5 25 25 26 29 5 13 128
4 Croatia 2013 5 30 22 26 29 5 9 126
5 Liberia 2010 5 30 19 27 20 7 16 124
6 El Salvador 2011 6 30 24 22 23 1 16 122
7 Sierra Leone 2013 0 29 25 18 28 7 15 122
8 South Sudan 2013 6 27 16 26 22 8 15 120
9 Mexico 2002 6 22 23 22 26 2 16 117
10 Maldives 2014 2 28 20 17 29 8 12 116
11 Azerbaijan 2005 5 28 24 24 19 3 12 115
12 Antigua 2004 3 24 20 23 24 5 14 113
13 Macedonia 2006 4 30 21 22 18 4 14 113
14 Ethiopia 2008 5 25 19 18 25 6 14 112
15 Nicaragua 2007 4 30 18 27 14 3 15 111
16 Moldova 2000 5 28 23 23 17 4 10 110
17 South Africa 2000 6 25 19 25 14 6 14 109
18 Brazil 2011 6 29 19 16 22 3 13 108
19 Ukraine 1992 5 28 19 25 19 4 8 108
20 Bangladesh 2008 2 25 16 20 23 6 15 107
21 Kosovo 2003 2 25 23 22 21 2 11 106
22 Finland 1951 6 28 22 16 20 3 10 105
23 Nepal 2007 4 27 18 15 24 6 10 104
24 Yemen 2012 2 29 16 19 19 3 15 103
25 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2000 4 30 21 19 16 0 12 102
26 Colombia 1985 6 29 16 23 15 4 9 102
27 Indonesia 2008 6 28 13 16 25 3 10 101
28 Kyrgyzstan 2007 4 30 24 13 19 3 8 101
29 Panama 2002 5 28 15 16 20 5 11 100
30 United Kingdom 2000 2 25 20 13 23 7 10 100
31 Russia 2009 1 30 20 12 26 1 8 98
32 Georgia 1999 4 30 15 18 20 1 9 97
33 Uganda 2005 6 26 21 22 11 6 5 97
34 Armenia 2003 3 24 18 20 19 2 10 96
35 Estonia 2000 5 20 24 22 16 1 8 96
36 Ireland 2014 3 21 21 10 23 6 11 95
37 New Zealand 1982 4 16 22 18 23 6 5 94
38 Guatemala 2008 6 29 16 21 5 3 14 94
39 Chile 2008 5 16 21 14 23 4 10 93
40 Peru 2003 4 29 17 17 14 4 8 93
41 Sweden 1766 5 27 18 17 14 3 8 92
42 Bulgaria 2000 5 30 21 20 3 4 8 91
43 Uruguay 2008 3 28 15 20 11 2 12 91
44 Canada 1983 5 14 21 12 23 6 9 90
45 Tunisia 2011 4 21 21 21 10 1 12 90
46 Trinidad and Tobago 1999 3 24 15 20 15 3 9 89
47 Montenegro 2005 5 30 22 21 4 2 5 89
48 Jamaica 2002 3 18 23 14 17 5 8 88
49 Nigeria 2011 3 29 12 22 4 7 11 88
50 Hungary 1992 2 29 15 12 20 0 9 87
51 United States of America 1966 2 18 16 17 14 4 12 83
52 Australia 1982 2 10 21 15 23 2 10 83
53 Belize 1994 1 19 20 16 19 2 6 83
54 Honduras 2006 2 23 13 12 18 2 13 83
55 Romania 2001 5 29 17 13 4 6 9 83
56 South Korea 1996 4 23 9 20 17 1 8 82
57 Netherlands 1978 4 21 22 15 14 4 2 82
58 Mongolia 2011 4 23 18 6 23 2 4 80
59 Poland 2001 4 29 18 14 12 1 1 79
60 Norway 1970 5 16 15 16 22 2 2 78
61 Malta 2008 0 19 21 12 10 2 14 78
62 Switzerland 2004 3 19 18 13 14 0 10 77
63 Rwanda 2013 2 30 8 24 9 1 3 77
64 Afghanistan 2014 5 27 7 11 16 1 10 77
65 Angola 2002 4 20 11 18 18 0 5 76
66 Thailand 1997 4 24 14 13 14 2 5 76
67 Ivory Coast 2013 2 15 20 17 13 4 5 76
68 Niger 2011 0 19 13 13 17 6 6 74
69 Ecuador 2004 4 27 8 14 8 3 9 73
70 Portugal 1993 4 22 19 10 14 0 4 73
71 Spain 2013 0 14 13 20 12 0 14 73
72 Czech Republic 1999 2 28 14 14 10 0 4 72
73 Turkey 2003 3 24 13 21 5 2 4 72
74 Latvia 1998 4 30 18 14 4 2 0 72
75 Zimbabwe 2002 2 16 10 14 22 1 5 70
76 China 2007 1 11 16 15 13 1 13 70
77 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2003 2 21 17 18 2 2 8 70
78 Cook Islands 2009 4 15 16 15 14 3 2 69
79 Guyana 2013 4 15 16 10 9 4 11 69
80 Albania 1999 4 27 11 3 18 2 4 69
81 Slovakia 2000 3 20 25 14 4 2 0 68
82 Argentina 2004 6 19 22 15 3 1 0 66
83 Israel 1998 3 25 12 11 8 3 4 66
84 Pakistan 2002 5 16 8 11 18 5 3 66
85 Japan 1999 3 14 13 21 9 0 5 65
86 Greece 1986 4 12 16 13 17 0 3 65
87 Denmark 1970 1 17 13 10 23 0 0 64
88 Guinea 2010 2 27 14 9 4 2 6 64
89 France 1978 1 17 14 14 16 0 2 64
90 Iceland 1996 0 10 21 17 12 0 4 64
91 Lithuania 1996 5 24 18 11 6 0 0 64
92 Paraguay 2014 2 24 18 2 7 2 6 61
93 Mozambique 2014 6 17 16 9 5 3 4 60
94 Dominican Republic 2004 5 21 14 11 3 2 3 59
95 Belgium 1994 2 17 14 15 11 0 0 59
96 Uzbekistan 1997 3 25 10 13 7 1 0 59
97 Taiwan 2005 2 21 9 17 6 1 2 58
98 Italy 1990 2 21 7 5 13 2 7 57
99 Kazakhstan 2015 1 26 21 1 7 0 1 57
100 Germany 2005 0 19 7 11 15 0 2 54
101 Jordan 2007 0 25 5 10 8 0 5 53
102 Iran 2009 0 23 5 10 3 2 7 50
103 Tajikistan 2002 4 8 17 16 2 0 2 49
104 Liechtenstein 1999 0 17 10 5 1 2 4 39
105 Austria 1987 2 14 8 2 4 2 0 32
106 country... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

The following countries have passed RTI laws which we remain in the process of rating: Sudan, Burkina Faso and Togo.