Open government is an inclusive and participatory approach to governance that allows citizens to be involved in the formulation and eventual implementation of public policies. It has been recognized by the OECD as a catalyst for democracy and inclusivity in sustainable growth. Evidence suggests that government is open when it follows the principles of transparency, accountability and participation; key initiatives include open data, public participation, open contracting, open parliament, among others. In many cases this has been entrenched through enactment of Access to Information Laws in different countries.
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