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The open government agenda has gained momentum over the past decade. It is now widely acknowledged that greater openness benefits not only citizens but also government itself, by prompting better record management, making decisions and services more efficient and, at best, serving as a safeguard against misgovernment and corruption. The purpose of this… (More)
Disclaimer: The views presented in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of DANIDA Acknowledgements: We would like to thank Marta Foresti and Simon Maxwell for their insightful comments during the writing of this paper, and Geoff Handley for responding so quickly to requests for information.
Acknowledgements: We would like to thank Karina Wong for her diligent contribution to the background research for this project and Simon Maxwell for his insight and encouragement. Disclaimer: The views presented in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of Danida
Public policy requires public support, which in turn implies a need to enable the public not just to understand policy but also to be engaged in its development. Where complex science and technology issues are involved in policy making, this takes time, so it is important to identify emerging issues of this type and prepare engagement plans. In our horizon… (More)