Web sites of public agencies got a surprise evaluation. The average of 105 sites was 32.24 out of a possible 100.
The evaluation was by the Defensoría de los Habitantes, ICE-Gobierno Digital and the Centro de Investigación y Capacitación en Administración Pública of the Universidad de Costa Rica.
The Defensoría said the goal of the first survey that will be repeated annually is to increase the transparency of the agency’s information.
In first place but with just 62.02 was the Web
site of the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social, said a news release. Agencies that had no Web site got a zero.
Agencies that received low marks were encouraged to do more to provide information to their public.
In this first valuation, the agencies were not aware of the standards of the evaluation.
But these are to be provided, the announcement said.
Sites of more agencies will be evaluated next year, and in three years all public agency Web sites will be evaluated, the organizations said.