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 June 2015

The U.S. Government has released its full list of published and unpublished data holdings

After a series of requests by the Sunlight Foundation, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced in February 2015 that it would release its Enterprise Data Inventory (EDI).… Read More

Posted: 25th June 2015

Geo-referencing of aid in Bolivia gives the public access to information on over 30,000 public investment projects

As the first country in Latin America, Bolivia has geo-referenced aid at the project level. The Public Investment Map of Bolivia, which includes project information from over 450 entities at… Read More

Posted: 25th June 2015

The Californian city of Vallejo carries out participatory budgeting at the city-level

Vallejo, California, has adopted participatory budgeting on a citywide scale allowing residents to come up with and approve projects they feel are the most important to them and to the… 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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