Historical Data

This page contains the historical data on country RTI Rating scores. The data is provided as ‘frozen’ from the original launch of the RTI Rating on 28 September 2011 (International Right to Know Day), and annually on the anniversary of that day since then.

We note that researchers need to be aware when they analyze historical changes in the data that scores may change for a number of reasons, including the following:

  • The score has been adjusted based on either initial errors or clarification or standardization of scoring techniques.
  • The score has changed based on changes in the underlying legal framework for RTI, including amendments to RTI laws, court decisions clarifying interpretation of the law, constitutional amendments or the adoption of implementing regulations.
  • The score changed after new feedback from local reviewers was incorporated (in some cases it was not possible to obtain a local review in the early stages of the Rating and this remains the case for some countries; also, the RTI Rating is always open to incorporating feedback from local reviewers).

We apologize that data was not preserved from 2015 and that data from 2011 and 2012 is only available in .pdf format.

Year 2011 – pdf

Year 2012 – pdf

Year 2013 – Excel

Year 2014 – Excel

Year 2016 – Excel

Year 2017 – Excel