To help inform governments, civil society and the private sector in developing their Open Government Partnership commitments, the Transparency and Accountability Initiative (T/AI) reached out to leading experts across a wide range of open government fields to gather their input on current best practice and the practical steps that OGP participants and other governments can take to achieve it.
The result is the first document of its kind to compile the state of the art in transparency, accountability and citizen participation across 20 areas of governance, ranging from broad categories such as access to information, service delivery and budgeting to more specific sectors such as forestry, procurement and climate finance.
Each expert’s contribution is organized according to three tiers of potential commitments around open government for any given sector—minimal steps for countries starting from a relatively low baseline, more substantial steps for countries that have already made moderate progress, and most ambitious steps for countries that are advanced performers on open government.
Opening Government: Update
In 2013 T/AI is updating the Opening Government Guide. Our aim is to develop it into a living document that draws together lessons and updates from those working to implement open government initiatives alongside expert guidance and research.
It will include new chapters that cover additional open government areas and provide guidance on translating a high-level commitment to open government into action.
As a first step we are seeking feedback on the original guide, to find out how it has been used, what is missing and how it can be improved.
Whether you have used the guide before, or this is the first time you have seen it, please take 5 minutes to give us some feedback. There is a very short survey below.
If you would like to review and comment on an individual chapter please use this form.