Welcome to our blog. The Transparency Policy Project at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government seeks to understand and improve information disclosure that protects the public. Traditionally, governments, companies, other organizations have constructed disclosure systems to inform consumers about such issues as car safety and fuel economy, nutrients in packaged food, and drug side effects. Often these systems have not worked very well. Now citizens are sharing health and safety information on the web – and government disclosure systems are changing. We blog about new ways that information sharing can serve consumers, investors and ordinary citizens — in the U.S. and around the world.