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: 28th September 2015

The Tanzanian Records and Archives Management Act empowers the National Archives to set standards for managing public records

The law created the Tanzanian Records and Archives Management Department, expanding the role of the National Archives to provide for the administration and management of public records from their creation… Read More

Posted: 28th September 2015

The National Archives of Malaysia has introduced an electronic records management and archives management policy

The National Archives has worked with departments and agencies from across the Government to develop policies, standards and practices, technical specifications and training plans to enable the Government of Malaysia… Read More

Posted: 28th September 2015

Finland is reviewing its laws and practices for managing records and data in relation to its goals for openness, public service management and digital governance

Finland views information management as an integral aspect of its approach to maximizing the opportunities for strengthening digital governance and enhancing openness, and it recognises the need to modernise its… 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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