Assessing Priorities of Transparency During COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil
Maria Paula Almada (),
Camilo Aggio (),
Paula Karini Amorim (),
Nina Santos () and
Maria Dominguez Costa Pinho ()
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Maria Paula Almada: National Institute of Science and Technology in Digital Democracy
Camilo Aggio: Federal University of Minas Gerais
Paula Karini Amorim: Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Tocantins
Nina Santos: National Institute of Science and Technology in Digital Democracy
Maria Dominguez Costa Pinho: National Institute of Science and Technology in Digital Democracy
Public Organization Review, 2022, vol. 22, issue 3, No 4, 545-570
Abstract This article assesses the level of transparency of epidemiological and financial budgetary information on the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazilian state governments and the Federal District. State government web portals were assessed. A methodological instrument was developed to categorize and collect the data. We also assessed whether socioeconomic and epidemiological variables can explain state government transparency indices on pandemic information. According to our results, half of Brazilian states have advanced transparency, half have moderate transparency, and one has opaque transparency. HDI and monthly income are variables that better explain the level of transparency.
Keywords: Transparency; Brazil; State governments; COVID-19 Pandemic (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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