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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.