The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is surveying the open government strategies in countries across the globe. The goal is to create a common approach to open government - a toolkit for the design and implementation of successful open government programmes.
The OECD is asking for public input on its draft recommendations. It has published an online survey. Deadline for participation is 10 September.
“Countries are increasingly acknowledging the role of open government principles as a catalyst for public governance, democracy and inclusive growth”, the OECD writes in its announcement of the survey. “Open government practices are changing the relationship between public officials and citizens in many countries, making it more dynamic, mutually beneficial and based on greater reciprocal trust.”
The OECD recommendations are to help countries make public governance more transparent, accountable and participatory. The final report will include advice on implementation, building a supportive environment for open government, and the right monitoring and evaluation practices. The recommendations will help governments involve all public institutions, independent public institutions, civil society, academia, the media and the private sector.