Article: What is Open Government

Open Governance, Politics, Standards

What is Open Government

There is no single official definition of what makes a government open.  Three key hallmarks of an open government are: transparency, accountability and participation.

  • Transparency helps the public to understand the workings of their government . It is an essential precondition for open and inclusive policy-making, and also helps build public trust in government. But transparency in itself does not in itself guarantee accountability.

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