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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Privacy Protections

Governments are collecting unprecedented amounts of personal data to support vital public health efforts, such as tracking COVID-19 transmission and enforcing quarantine. In particular, governments and corporations are collecting and processing citizens’ health and geolocation data on a massive scale.

There is no open government without a free press

The statistics are frightening: According to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer, trust in media stands at 43% - an all time low in 17 countries. Gallup reported in September that Americans' trust and confidence in the mass media "to report…

What’s in the New National Action Plans? (Dec 2016)

What's in the New OGP National Action Plans? December 2016 The biennial development and implementation of NAPs is at the core of the OGP model. Since the start of 2015, 49 countries submitted new plans containing over 800 commitments. Given…

The OGP Toolbox

The OGP Toolbox is a collaborative platform that gathers digital tools developed and used throughout the world by organizations to improve democracy and promote transparency, participation and collaboration. The OGP Toolbox is designed as a social network: concrete use cases,…

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…

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