One of the challenges facing the growing open government movement is a clear and shared sense of relevance. For some, open government is mainly about releasing data and other technology-based programs; for others it means refreshing how we do contemporary democracy. For some, it means how government can connect with citizens, civil society organisations, community initiatives and others. Open government can also represent an important framework for building stronger channels between agencies as well as between jurisdictions.
Our work in the open government space points to the need to answer three key questions:
- How do we understand open government?
- How do we share open government?
- How do we deliver open government?