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Eisen, Norman

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The impact of open government : assessing the evidence by Vanessa Williamson( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report reviews the empirical and theoretical literature examining the international impact of open government, and offers recommendations for policymakers and an agenda for further research on the subject. In Section I, we define the scope of our analysis, explaining what we mean by the question, "does open government work?" Here, and throughout the report, we employ a broad definition of open government, focusing on three governance processes that allow the perspectives, needs, and rights of citizens—including the most marginalized—to be addressed. They are (1) initiatives to increase transparency; (2) interventions intended to expand public engagement and participation; and (3) efforts to improve responsiveness and accountability. By whether open government "works" or is "effective," we mean interventions that the evidence shows cause critical improvement in people's lives (e.g. by improving health care, reducing corruption, increasing voting rates, and so on). From an analysis of hundreds of reports, articles, and peer-reviewed academic studies discussing the effectiveness of particular programs, we derive in Section II six features of open government programs that give these reforms the highest likelihood of success. These points can be expressed as a series of questions that we argue proponents of such programs should pose. Turning finally to the agenda for further research, in Section III we find that policy evaluation has become substantially more sophisticated in recent years but that crucial gaps remain
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