Open Government Guide


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The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is an international voluntary effort to foster more transparent, effective and accountable governments. The Open Government Guide has been developed to help support governments and civil society working together to develop ambitious action plans as part of the OGP.

The guide draws on contributions from leading experts across a wide range of open government  topics  and highlights practical, measurable, specific and actionable steps that governments can take depending on their starting point:

Initial steps starting from a relatively low baseline

Intermediate steps building on moderate progress

Advanced steps demonstrating good practice

Innovative steps testing new approaches

For each step the Guide gives detailed recommendations together with relevant links to standards and guidance  and country examples  from around the world.

You can navigate the site at, or by clicking on the individual topics listed to the right. A summary of the recommendations for the cross-cutting topics or a  for all topics can be downloaded as a pdf report, or you can use the  report builder, to create your own custom report with as much or as little information as you need on the topics that are of particular relevance.