Eternal Struggle for Disclosure of Public Information

The delay in publication of the database obtained from the Survey on Living Standards in Nicaragua in 2014 is another example of the difficulty in accessing and viewing in timely manner information which is in the hands of state officials.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Being informed is essential for decision-making in any aspect of life, especially in the field of business. However, it is a common problem in the region to find serious resistance in many state offices to deliver information that, if it´s disclosure is not specifically prohibited by law, should be available to the public.

An article on Laprensa.com.ni reports on the delay occurring in the publication of a database with the information generated by the Survey of Living Standards 2014 and also of the Continuous Household Survey, which has not been updated since 2012.

"... In the Presidential Decree No. 68-2011, published in La Gaceta on Monday, December 19, 2011, a policy is established for access to databases of censuses and surveys and in the fifth paragraph, point two says it is established 'based on survey data being accessible to users on the website of the Inide, exclusively for statistical purposes or for research, twelve months after the end of the collection of information' '.

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