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: 9th July 2015

Brazil has developed an online platform to process information requests

e-SIC – Brazil’s online information requests portal – allows users to request information from all federal government agencies, receive responses, and file an appeal if the user does not agree… Read More

Posted: 9th July 2015

The United Kingdom has passed a law requiring all listed companies to disclose payments to governments on a project by project basis

A new UK law on transparency in extractive industries called the Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 December 2014. Under the new regulations, large… Read More

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The U.S. Government has released its full list of published and unpublished data holdings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

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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