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Open Government in Latin America

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Latin American governments have embarked upon substantial open government reforms in recent years. Working with the Open Government Partnership (OGP), progress has been made. The OECD - as an official multilateral partner organisation of the OGP - has conducted a regional stocktaking exercise of open government strategies and practices. Its main findings are reflected in this report, allowing Latin American countries to compare and benchmark against good international practice.

 

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Open government policies and initiatives in Costa Rica

Chapter 6 introduces open government policies and initiatives in Costa Rica. It provides a detailed analysis of the country’s extensive legal framework that establishes the basis for an open, transparent and participatory government and provides concrete recommendations to strengthen this framework including via the drafting of a Law on Access to Information. It highlights the importance of the Inter-Sectoral Commission for Digital Government and of the Digital Government Technical Secretariat for the country’s open government agenda and points to the successful exploitation of the value added of open government data by means of the centralised open data portal and the organisation of hackathon events.

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