srael's participation in the US's Open Government Initiative
Tenets of Open Government•Transparency•Civic Participation•Accountability
Open Government Objectives• To strengthen and increase the visibility of new norms around openness, accountability, and participation in government, with leadership from a diverse coalition of countries.• To showcase the leadership of both developed and developing countries, highlighting innovations and creative best practices with broad appeal, and facilitating the creation of opportunities for countries to learn from one another and the non-governmental sector.• To secure concrete commitments that will make our governments more efficient, effective, and responsive and that signal our individual and collective embrace of open government.• Empower civil society as a critical partner in the effort to hold government accountable and make government more efficient, effective, and responsive to citizens.
Open Government Participants• Albania • Jordan• Azerbaijan • Kenya• Bulgaria • Latvia• Chile • Liberia• Colombia • Lithuania• Croatia • Macedonia• Czech Republic • Malta• Dominican Republic • Moldova• El Salvador • Mongolia• Estonia • Montenegro• Georgia • Slovak Republic• Ghana • South Korea• Guatemala • Spain• Honduras • Sweden• Israel • Tanzania• Italy • The Netherlands • Turkey
Information Transparency:• Mandated release of government information• new websites making information searchable and available to the public.• More than 80 countries now have access-to- information laws• At least ten countries have national data portals
Open Management of Public Resources:• Publicly available budgets and expenditures• tracking delivery of services• partnering with private groups to fight corruption and improve government efficiency• Payment transparency• Disclosure of campaign finance spending• disclosure of assets for public officials• transparency of government operations
Open Innovation and Participatory Government:• participatory budgeting and community- driven development• Public engagement in open rule-making• prize-backed challenges
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