Implementation : Monitoring and Evaluation
To ensure that the law is achieving the aims endorsed by the Government, the implementation of the Act should be supported by an effective ongoing monitoring and evaluation system. This will enable implementation efforts to be assessed, reviewed and improved.
The monitoring information collected should be proactively disclosed by the government on its website, at a minimum, the information should be collated by each public body at the end of each month and sent to the Government Department responsible for overall implementation of the Act.
In accordance with best practice, at the end of the year, all of the statistics collected should be collated into an Annual RTI Report. Almost every RTI law requires some form of Annual Report to be produced and tabled in Parliament and/or put on government websites, made available in hard copy and disseminated as widely as possible.