Global Report – Freedom of Association

Open Government Partnership Freedom of association is one of the rights-based pillars–along with freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly, right to participate in the conduct of public affairs, freedom of movement, and access to information–that underpin civic space. Countries that guarantee freedom of association and other indicators of open civic space do better–politically, economically, and socially. Where freedom of association is restricted, open data and freedom of information are much less likely to translate into accountability. This report finds that OGP countries have mixed results on freedom of association in addition to other interesting and honest findings.