Watchdog RI


Watchdog RI is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to performing research to help inform our public policy makers

Watson the Watchdog

We are dedicated to the idea that a good government is an open government. We rely heavily on Rhode Island's Open Records laws to obtain access to the data that is needed to help inform public policy.

Watchdog RI is dedicated to the idea that we will get better public policy when our elected leaders are given solid data and research to act upon.

Watchdog RI makes comparative analysis a key element of our research. How local governments compare to each other, and how Rhode Island compares to other parts of the country are crucial data points necessary for policy makers to have and understand.