CHILE: Universities fail transparency law standards

According to a study recently released by Chile's Consejo para la Transparencia, the Council for Transparency, state universities are not living up to agreements outlined in the transparency law, reports I Love Chile.

The Ley de Transparencia, or transparency law, was put into place in Chile on 11 August 2008. Its principal objective is to open up the information of public organisations to everyone, in order to promote a closer state system, open new spaces for participation and improve the accountability of public management.

Public interest surveys reported during the study showed that education is the second most popular sector of government that people want to know about after health and wellness.

Of the 16 universities that were audited, only one in five complied with transparency standards which include publication on the corporate web page of each department's aspects such as structure, compensation of workers and performance audits of budgets.
Full report on the I Love Chile site