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THE FIVE FREEDOM FRAMEWORK
TRANSPARENCY GUARANTEES

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TRANSPARENCY GUARANTEES
Citizens need to be provided the guarantees for openness, necessary disclosures, rights to information and tangible evidence of trust so that the clauses of the social contract between the administration and the citizens are always clearly defined and enacted. A vivid example of the relationship between transparency and economic development is provided by contemporary Angola. Angola is an increasingly important source of oil for the developed world and its importance is enhanced by the fact that it is not an OPEC member state. The big companies extract its oil and they pay an estimated $5 billion in revenues, however none of the companies disclose their figures. The rulers of the country as well as the big oil companies take full advantage of this lack of disclosures and nobody seems to know what happens to this revenue. Angola's population is 12.4 million; 82.5% live in absolute or relative poverty, 62% have no access to drinking water and 76% have no health care.

Freedom for Transparency Guarantees
  • Absence of corruption
  • Mechanism for seeking justice
  • Guarantees of disclosures, Lucidity and speed of Judicial decisions
  • Access to police protection
Constraints of Transparency Guarantees
  • Unpublished contracts and tenders
  • No regular independent auditing of municipal accounts
  • No Laws on disclosure of potential conflicts of interest
  • Civil society is not involved in major public projects
  • No Facilities to report crime: unreported thefts or rapes
POLITICAL FREEDOMS
ECONOMIC FACILITIES
SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES
TRANSPARENCY GUARANTEES
PROTECTIVE SECURITY
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