The RTI Rating

analyses the quality of the world’s access to information laws


Global Right to Information Rating Map

[0 – 50]
[51 – 75]
[76 – 100]
[101 – 125]
[126 – 150]


The Rating Results

All regions of the world now have a significant number of countries with RTI laws, a major change since the Rating was first launched in 2011. As is depicted in the above global map, the performance of countries shows a significant spread with several countries scoring 126 or more points out of a possible total of 150 and several also scoring below 50 points. However, most countries fall in between these extremes.


Results are displayed by country here. In addition, results can be viewed by individual indicator or category. The RTI Rating also has a page which assesses and ranks constitutional guarantees of RTI, as well as a page with RTI ratings for select subnational-level laws and international/supranational institutions.


The Right to Information Rating is a programme founded by Access Info Europe (AIE) and the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD).

The central idea behind the RTI Rating is to provide RTI advocates, reformers, legislators and others with a reliable tool for comparatively assessing the overall strength of a legal framework for RTI. The Rating indicates the strengths and weaknesses of the legal framework, and provides a handy means for pinpointing areas in need of improvement.

The Organisations Behind RTI

 Access Info Europe is a human rights organisation dedicated to promoting and protecting the right of access to information in Europe as a tool for defending civil liberties and human rights, for facilitating public participation in decision-making and for holding governments accountable.

 The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) is a non-profit organisation based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. CLD works to promote, protect and develop those human rights which serve as the foundation for or underpin democracy, including the right to information (RTI), but also the rights to freedom of expression, to participate and to freedom of association and assembly. More information about CLD and our mission is available on our website.

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