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Open government in Macedonia Open government in Macedonia Presentation Transcript

  • OPEN GOVERNMENT IN MACEDONIA Jeff Kaplan - Senior Consultant, ICT Unit Email: jeff@openesolutions.com Twitter: @jeffkaplan88
  • Agenda1. What will Macedonia gain from Open Gov?3. Why now?5. Macedonia in the OGP7. Expectations of OGP9. What must Macedonia do?
  • Open Government Offers Big Opportunity Leapfrog others in Europe and join global digital leaders
  • In Search of a Comparative AdvantageToday, networks create competitive advantage as much as size.Open government creates networks of collaboration and co-creationthat improve competitiveness and produce real economic impact.• Open Data lowers costs of accessing and reusing government-held data. Result: more startups and growth of IT sector.• Open data alone could add at least €25 million per year to Macedonia’s economy (based on EU study)• Australian study found Open Data unlocks value = 5x cost of opening data
  • Open Government OpenOpen gov principles translate into real services Freedom of Info Budget and apps ... Data.gov.mk Platform Citizen Petition Platform Co-creation of Apps, eServices Public-Private Partnerships
  • Why Now?Perfect time to launch a bold Open Government Program ... Major new trends (eGov --> Open Gov; PPPs; co-creation; apps) + Macedonia officially joining Open Government Partnership +Government committed to strengthening Macedonia’s competitiveness + Development partners are ready to partner on Open Government
  • Macedonia in the OGP Perfect time to collaborate on Open Government ...TRANSPARENCY ACCOUNTABILITY CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
  • Expectations of the OGP
  • Challenges to address:• Improving Public Services• Increasing Public Integrity• More Effectively Managing Public Resources• Creating Safer Communities• Increasing Corporate AccountabilityCommitments:• Concrete, succinct and action-oriented• Respond to public feedback generated through consultations
  • What Will Open Government Deliver? Continuous improvement of services Open government has real ROI ... New, innovative services Increased trust in gov’t Cost savings to gov’t New apps = jobs & investment
  • OK, now what ... ?
  • Build an Open Government Ecosystem Open Government
  • What is needed to build this?• A team of champions at highest political levels• Active engagement by agencies + civil society + private sector• Knowledge partners to share global best practices and expertise• Capacity building efforts (for agencies, NGOs, media ...)• Resources ($$) for a 3-5 year Open Government Program
  • What will be in Macedonia’s Open Gov Plan? Open Macedonia