A program led by Greg Michener, the Public Transparency Program, successfully induced the Brazilian government to adopt a provision allowing freedom of information requestors to conceal their identity, diminishing the threat of discrimination, intimidation, or retribution – Law 13.460, article 10, paragraph 7.
The program will be hosting the Global Conference on Transparency Research a the FGV EBAPE-School of Law in June 2019.
Recent publications by Michener include:
- “Forest Governance without Transparency? Evaluating State Efforts to Reduce Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon,” in Environmental Policy and Governance
- “Comparing Resistance to Open Data Performance Measurement: Public Education in Brazil and the UK,” in Public Administration 9
- “A Great Leap Forward for Democracy and the Rule of Law? Brazil’s Mensalão Trial,” in Journal of Latin American Studies