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Opening up government: How to unleash the power of information for new economic growth (Executive Summary)
The pressure on governments to make better choices, deliver results and demonstrate accountability is
intensifying. Recent headlines reflect tensions on multiple fronts due to economic and fiscal uncertainty amid social and political change. They also highlight new dynamics in the relationships among citizens, organizations and their governments.
Open principles such as accessibility, transparency, collaboration and participation rest at the heart of these expectations.
This paper explores the evolution of the open government, highlighting four areas that require strategic integration, execution and measurement in order to reap the full benefits of an open system. Read on to learn about options that can help governments become more transparent, why this is necessary, how to begin and so much more.