Legislative Transparency: An Evaluation of Its Efficacy and Implementation Challenges
Written on September, 2023
Legislative transparency is a cornerstone in the architecture of modern democracies. It not only promotes openness and accessibility but also serves as a conduit for citizen engagement in the legislative process. While transparency is often viewed as an abstract concept, its material impacts can be studied through various indices and metrics, which aim to provide a structured evaluation of legislative openness. However, the efficacy of these indices and the challenges in implementing transparency initiatives warrant a closer look.