Welcome to the Open Gov Guide

The Open Gov Guide is a resource for people working to make their governments more transparent, responsive, accountable and effective.

It is designed in particular to support the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

New & Noteworthy

Posted: 25th October 2015

New Zealand allows free online access to land information

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is the government agency responsible for all national land information, including land titles, survey data, topographic and hydrographic information and all crown lands. All registry… Read More

Posted: 23rd October 2015

The City of Montreal publishes open data related to municipal contract awards

In 2015, the City of Montreal began publishing open data related to municipal contract awards. The files are pulled from municipal financial systems and published on the open data portal… Read More

Posted: 23rd October 2015

Ukraine has launched a multi-stakeholder open contracting reform

Ukraine launched a new pilot procurement system in February 2015. The system, called ProZorro, was initiated through a public-private partnership made up of government, civil society, and the private sector.… Read More

Download Summary Guide

The summary guide gives an overview of a wide range of topics that could be included in your action plan.

Download Individual Topics

For each topic there is a in-depth chapter written by an expert organisation, on the steps that governments can and are taking.

Explore Topics

All of the material in the guide is online, including examples in practice and standards and guidance, with links to further resources.

How the Guide Works

Each Topic has been developed by an expert organization and offers a flexible menu of 'illustrative commitments' at four different levels of ambition:

  1. Initial
  2. Intermediate
  3. Advanced
  4. Innovative
Illustrative Commitments
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