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Research into mySociety’s online Freedom of Information platform, Alaveteli

and other online FOI platforms

This research answers one overarching question: In what circumstances, if any, can the Freedom of Information tools mySociety builds be shown to have measurable impacts on the ability of citizens to exert power over under-performing institutions?

Research partners: Savita Bailur and Tom Longley

Date: 2014


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The research was undertaken in three parts.

1. Literature review pdf

2. Main report, based on qualitative research into FOI sites around the world pdf

3. Critical success factors and recommendations pdf

Funding: The research was made possible by a grant from the Open Society Foundations

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