2 May 2012

etter use of technology could lead to more open government

Slowly but surely we are seeing this change. Last year, we saw a small number of governments including the United Kingdom join the Open Government Partnership to promote openness and improved engagement with their citizens. The efforts of this partnership were stepped up at a recent conference attended by Hillary Clinton and Francis Maude and hosted by Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff. The conference saw 43 new countries join and announce their plans to increase government transparency, openness and accountability.