Open Government in Argentina

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Argentina is undertaking an ambitious reform to move beyond open government to become an “open state”. This review assesses Argentina’s progress with implementing the 10 provisions of the 2017 OECD Recommendation of the Council on Open Government. Based on extensive data gathered from all branches and levels of government, as well as civil society, this review assesses the progress made to date in these reforms and highlights good practices. It also provides guidance on how Argentina can better align its public sector reform with the Recommendation to achieve its vision.



The context for open government reforms in Argentina

The cultural, historical, political and socio-economic context that defines a country also inevitably influences the design, implementation and evaluation of open government strategies and initiatives. This chapter’s first section therefore contextualises the approach to open government by analysing a number of challenges and opportunities for open government in Argentina. In terms of socio-economic development, Argentina performs relatively well today, but the country continues to experience socio-economic challenges. Moreover, the perceived inability of policy makers to address these challenges, as well as apparent low levels of transparency and public sector integrity, can have a significant impact on citizens’ trust in government. It is against this backdrop that the current government has given new impetus to the country’s open government agenda. The second part of this chapter introduces the OECD’s approach to open government and explains the methodology used for the collection of data and the elaboration of the Review’s recommendations.


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