The Impact of Open Government: Assessing the Evidence
Open government has in recent years emerged as an area of intense activity and fervent hope for some of our largest societal aspirations. This paper asks the question, does open government work? That is to say, do open government interventions expand public knowledge of governmental processes, encourage participation and OGP participating governments are working to create governments that truly serve all people. This includes many historically oppressed groups such as persons with disabilities, women, lesbian, gay, bi..., improve public services, save public money, or help achieve other widely accepted goals of government?