Canada is working to make government more open, transparent and accountable. Just over a year ago, a new government took office and one of its first initiatives was to release a suite of mandate letters. These letters, which had never been released before, give direction on priorities from the Prime Minister to Cabinet Ministers. Have a look at the letters. … [Read more...] about Open government in Canada: Raising the bar on openness and transparency
We can say that open government refer to practices and governmental models centered on principles of openness and transparency for the benefit of the citizens and devised by them. Among other things, it also entails the opening of information between government entities in such a way that citizens do not have to provide personal information twice, but rather it is stored in a common database available to all these entities.
This tag brings together all the articles in Abierto al Público on open government, including lessons learned, implementation strategies, tools, resources and other relevant information.
Despite global commitments to and increasing enthusiasm for open data, little is actually known about its use and impact. What kinds of social and economic transformation has open data brought about, and what is its future potential? How—and under what circumstances—has it been most effective? How have open data practitioners mitigated risks and maximized social good? The … [Read more...] about New case studies showing Open Data’s Impact
Versión en español Discussions about open data and open government are advancing rapidly in the Caribbean and we are already witnessing some good examples of the benefits of open data in the region. In this post, I would like to briefly review progress being made of the creation of an Open Data ecosystem in the Caribbean and look at a few examples that have been useful to … [Read more...] about Why the Caribbean embraces open data
Versión en Español Governments, agencies and cities around the world are increasingly interested in opening up data. Why? The answer is simple: they are all constrained by the resources available and need to do more with less, while also prioritizing innovation and new business development. Open data therefore represents a unique opportunity to innovate public services … [Read more...] about The first five years of Data.gov: Which are the lessons learned?
Español Last year’s Regional Conference on Open Data in LAC that took place in Montevideo was a turning point for open data in Latin America. It was the first Regional Conference and was supported by several international development organizations. Some months later, at the Open Government Partnership Summit 2013, a panel discussing the lessons learned from the Open Data … [Read more...] about Why Governments should open up to open data