Relevant UK policies

Non-statistical indicator

We have identified the following policies relevant to this indicator -

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Provides public access to information held by public authorities. It does this in two ways - public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities, and members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities.

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 - Provides a statutory right of access to environmental information held by UK public authorities.

The Data Protection Act 2018 - An Act to make provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to individuals.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

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Relevant UK policies

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Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 18 April 2019
Metadata last updated 03 July 2020

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Number of countries that adopt and implement constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information

Target name

Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Institute for Statistics (UNESCO-UIS)

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