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Early Results of Open Government Partnership Initiatives (2018)

This publication series captures ‘early results’ of open government commitments. It can take a long time to see how open government policies materialize into concrete social, economic and political benefits for citizens, but we have learned that the journeys of reformers fighting to bring policies to fruition are critical to understanding the ultimate impact of policies.

Is Transparency the Best Disinfectant?

A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Transparency on Government Corruption   by Can Chen, Ph.D. and Sukumar Ganapati, Ph.D.   Transparency is widely recognized as an anti-corruption strategy. Research on the link between transparency and corruption has burgeoned since the 1990s.…

Open government – Open for business?

by Dieter Zinnbauer Many activities related to opening government have a demonstrated, empirical potential to create business value, foster broader economic opportunities, and promote a business climate for growth and dynamism. What’s more, opening government plays a highly relevant, if not…

When More Is More: Toward Higher Impact OGP Commitments

The Open Government Partnership is a learning organization. As a collection of governments, civil society, and multilateral partners, participants encourage each other to take ambitious commitments to open government. The reward for accomplishment is international and national recognition, and, in…

Why OGP Commitments Fall Behind

The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a key means by which stakeholders can track progress in participating countries. The IRM produces annual reports for each OGP country. Using IRM data on the implementation of…