The Economic and Social Impact of Open Government

Policy Recommendations for the Arab Countries

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Despite progress, open government reforms remain uneven across the Arab region and are hampered by the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report assesses the economic and social impact of open government based on experiences and good practices in OECD and Arab countries. It builds on the OECD’s extensive work in this field and provides a robust set of examples of legal and policy frameworks, governance arrangements, and successful initiatives on the ground. Based on this analysis, the report provides a series of policy recommendations for governments in the Arab region to promote open government.

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Open government in OECD countries: An overview of good practices

OECD countries have long been implementing initiatives to foster the OG principles, which in some cases are included in their constitutions. This chapter provides an overview of the legal, policy and institutional frameworks underpinning open government in OECD countries, as well as linkages with digital technologies and data, and looks at stakeholder engagement practices. It then proposes some innovative practices and the way forward, with a specific focus on open government at local level, and highlights some key challenges that countries still face, before providing a number of concrete examples of good practices from OECD members and partners.


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