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Call for papers: Global Conference on Transparency Research will be held in Rio in June 2019

How do transparency policies affect the quality of organizations and the experience of citizens? To what extent are governments, corporations and other entities striving to implement transparency policies and enforce them? To answer these questions, FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (FGV EBAPE), Rio de Janeiro Law School (FGV Direito Rio) and the Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro will host the Global Conference on Transparency Research on June 26 and 27, 2019. Those interested in joining the event and discussing the subject must submit their work by October 31.

The International Conference, which will be held at FGV’s main office (Praia de Botafogo, 190 – Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro/RJ), is the leading event on transparency worldwide and hosts research projects on the topic from multidisciplinary and multimethodological standpoints. This edition’s theme will be “Measuring Transparency: Impact, Compliance, and Implementation”.

For better or worse, transparency policies need to be gauged in order to be taken seriously. However, there are still doubts as to whether transparency metrics are valid and reliable, or even if they could be used in different political or organizational contexts.

This year’s Global Conference on Transparency Research invites researchers to analyze existing transparency measures, introduce their own measures, or use transparency data to assess the performance of organizations and empowerment of the main stakeholders in the access and use of transparent information. The Conference is open to qualitative and quantitative studies of all types of transparency, from open data to active and passive transparency, in addition to a wide range of subjects that involve business and finance, politics, law, surveillance and artificial intelligence, among other related fields.

Go to the website for more information on the conference and to submit papers.