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Open Algorithms Network

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About the Network

OGP convenes an informal network of implementing governments, mobilizing a cross-country coalition of those working on algorithmic accountability. The network currently includes countries that are implementing reforms on opening algorithms, including through commitments in their OGP action plans. It includes representatives from the Governments of Canada, France, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The network convenes quarterly to discuss issues around implementation. The network meetings also include civil society partners and other experts, based on the topic of discussion.

Learning from the First Wave of Policy Implementation

As governments increasingly turn to algorithms to automate decision-making for public services, the AI Now InstituteAda Lovelace Institute, and OGP are partnering to launch the first global study evaluating the initial wave of algorithmic accountability policy.

Open Algorithms Blog Series

This blog series is informed by the perspectives of participants in the Open Algorithms Network convened by the OGP Support Unit. These bring together government reformers advancing algorithmic accountability, including through their OGP action plans, along with civil society partners working on the topic. The OGP SU would like to acknowledge the members of this group for sharing their experiences and inform policy dialogue on this set of evolving issues.

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Reflections on the Implementation of Public Sector Algorithmic Policy

Over the last few years, the way in which governments function has undergone a significant transformation, with more services being digitized for efficient and effective delivery.


Open Algorithms: Experiences from France, the Netherlands and New Zealand

Algorithms - analytical systems that process data and supplement or replace decision-making previously undertaken by people - have become an essential way for governments to improve delivery of public services and implementation of policy...


  1. Publish open data to spur innovation in public service delivery and development

    KE0026, 2020, Access to Information

  2. Identify and encourage ethical uses of artificial intelligence within public sector

    ES0056, 2020, Automated Decision-Making

  3. Develop and implement digital participation platform at local level

    NL0041, 2020, Automated Decision-Making

  4. Increase availability of open source software

    NL0049, 2020, Automated Decision-Making

  5. Improve government purchase and use of algorithms

    NL0050, 2020, Automated Decision-Making

  6. Register for infrastructure contract information

    UA0099, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  7. Digital Charter

    UK0091, 2019, Access to Information

  8. Open Data and AI Policy

    FI0033, 2019, Access to Information

  9. Open Data from Internet of Things

    UY0136, 2018, Access to Information

  10. Digital Government and Services

    CA0067, 2018, Automated Decision-Making

  11. Open Algorithms

    NL0031, 2018, Automated Decision-Making

  12. Review of Government Use of Algorithms

    NZ0019, 2018, Automated Decision-Making

  13. Open Geo-Spatial Data for Development

    KE0020, 2018, Access to Information

  14. State AI Lab

    FR0037, 2018, Automated Decision-Making

  15. Open Calculation Models and Simulators

    FR0019, 2015, Access to Information

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