Hanoi, 21 February 2020 – State agencies should be fully aware of and practise their important roles and responsibilities in providing transparent information when required by citizens, following guidance from the Ministry of Justice, in order to enhance the effectiveness of the Law on Access to Information (LAI) implementation.

This is one of the key recommendations from the latest research “Initial Assessment on implementation of the LAI” based on a survey with more than 250 state agencies across the country and an in-depth study in eight provinces and cities including Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Dien Bien, Son La, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Da Nang.

The research is shared at an European Union-funded workshop entitled “Sharing Experiences on Promoting the Implementation of the Law on Access to Information” in Hanoi on 21st February 2020, organised by the Center for Education Promotion and Empowerment of Women (CEPEW), CARE International in Vietnam, Oxfam in Vietnam and several coalitions of social organisations.

Read the full press release here.