ISLAMABAD: The UK government is the most open and transparent in the world, according to global rankings looking at public access to official data, BBC reported.
But web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, whose organisation compiled the table, says the country has “a long way to go” before it has a fully open government.
Eighty-six countries were assessed for how easy their governments make it for state information to be analysed.
The US and Sweden come second and third in the rankings.
The World Wide Web Foundation, founded by Sir Tim in 2009, accuses many governments of failing to honour their promises to ensure official data is available.
It says that in more than 90% of countries surveyed, data that could help beat corruption and improve government services remained locked away from public view.