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The Power of Using the Right to Information Act in Bangladesh: Experience from the Ground

By: Affiliated Network for Social Accountability (ANSA) South Asia, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, South Asian Right to Information Advocates Network (SARTIAN), World Bank Institute Access to Information Program

This report documents the experiences of NGOs working in the field and how the RTI Act has had an impact on individuals.  The fifteen stories included highlight the processes through which people requested, obtained and used information, as well as the immediate impact.

The Right to Information Act (RTI) in Bangladesh was passed on March 29, 2009.  In order for RTI to achieve its potential, it is critical that the Act is effectively implemented.