Directorate for Public Governance


Open Government for Stronger Democracies

A Global Assessment

Open government is a powerful catalyst for driving democracy, public trust, and inclusive growth. In recognition of this, the OECD Council adopted the Recommendation on Open Government in 2017. To date, it remains the first - and only - internationally recognised legal instrument on open government and has guided many countries in designing and implementing their open government agendas. This report takes stock of countries' implementation of the Recommendation, its dissemination, and its ongoing significance. It is based on an OECD survey carried out in 2020/2021 among all countries that adhered to the Recommendation and other partner countries, as well as on further data collected through a perception survey with delegates to the OECD Working Party on Open Government.

Available from November 15, 2023


Executive Summary
Monitoring the implementation of the OECD Recommendation on Open Government
Provision 1: Open government strategies and initiatives
Provision 2: Legal and regulatory framework
Provision 3: Mandates, resources, and literacy
Provision 4: Coordination mechanisms
Provision 5: Monitoring and evaluation
Provision 6: Public communication
Provision 7: Proactive disclosure
Provision 8: Stakeholder participation
Provision 9: Leverage innovation and digital technology
Provision 10: Open state
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