The Development and Access to Information (DA2I) report focuses both on building the case for the role of access in development, and on assessing progress towards this at the national level.

To achieve the latter, each of the reports released so far includes a chapter looking as a basket of indicators of access to information, based around four key pillars – connectivity, equality, skills and rights.

These echo the definition of access to information used throughout the project: ‘The rights and capacity to use, create, and share information in ways that are meaningful to each individual, community, or organization’.

In parallel with the DA2I dashboards developed by the Technology and Social Change Group at the University of Washington, IFLA’s partner in the DA2I initiative, IFLA is now happy to share a number of country-focused sheets, targeted on countries undertaking Voluntary National Reviews in 2020.

These bring together data gathered as part of the DA2I project into single sheets, allowing for comparisons between indicators for any given country, and regional and global averages. They also draw on available data from IFLA’s Library Map of the World.

This makes it possible to set out suggestions on where countries may need to focus efforts in order to meet their commitments on access to information, as well as how libraries may be able to help.

The following country analyses are available:

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