OPEN GOVERNMENT IN MACEDONIA Jeff Kaplan - Senior Consultant, ICT Unit Email: email@example.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.
In Search of a Comparative Advantage• 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 GovernmentOpen gov principles translate into real services and apps ...
Open Government Open Budget Freedom of Info Data.gov.mk PlatformCitizen 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
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
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