This free, online event was held on February 25, 2008, and was convened by the Ash Center's Government Innovators Network. Please visit the event page to access the slide presentations and resources associated with this webinar.

Event description: We are drowning in information. Yet millions of dollars in savings are lost, and hundreds of thousands of needless deaths, injuries or illnesses occur each year, when needed, knowable facts remain hidden from public view because of transparency policies that don't work well.

This event assembled the co-directors of the Transparency Policy Project to discuss the issues outlined in the book "Full Disclosure: The Perils and Promise of Transparency," including (1) the characteristics of problems most conducive to amelioration through transparency policy, (2) reasons, political and administrative, that some transparency policies fail, and (3) principals for crafting effective policies.

This webinar was presented by Archon Fung, Mary Graham, and David Weil.