36.1 INTRODUCTION: THE ROLE OF TRANSPARENCY FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE
36.2 RIGHT OF ACCESS TO PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMATION IN EUROPE
(e) United Kingdom
International institutions and policy science scholars have widely thought about what good governance means. For instance, in 2004, the Independent Commission on Good Governance in Public Services established by the UK Office for Public Management (OPM) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), identified a set of good governance standards for public services:
Among those principles, transparency of information occupies a primary role. As Thomas Jefferson said: "Information is the currency of democracy."