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OPEN GOVERNMENT IN MACEDONIA       Jeff Kaplan - Senior Consultant, ICT Unit       Email: jeff@openesolutions.com Twitter:...
Agenda1. What will Macedonia gain from Open Gov?3. Why now?5. Macedonia in the OGP7. Expectations of OGP9. What must Maced...
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 n...
In Search of a Comparative Advantage• Open Data lowers costs of accessing and reusing government-held  data. Result: more ...
Open GovernmentOpen gov principles translate into real services and apps ...
Open Government                                  Open                                  Budget     Freedom of Info         ...
Why Now? Perfect time to launch a bold Open Government Program ...  Major new trends (eGov --> Open Gov; PPPs; co-creation...
Macedonia in the OGP          Perfect time to collaborate on Open Government ...TRANSPARENCY   ACCOUNTABILITY   CITIZEN PA...
Expectations of the OGP
Challenges to address:•   Improving Public Services•   Increasing Public Integrity•   More Effectively Managing Public Res...
What Will Open Government Deliver?                      Continuous improvement of services                      Open gover...
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 soci...
What will be in Macedonia’s Open Gov Plan?            Open Macedonia
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Presentation at Macedonia consultation on Open Government Partnership Action Plan (March 2012)

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  1. 1. OPEN GOVERNMENT IN MACEDONIA Jeff Kaplan - Senior Consultant, ICT Unit Email: jeff@openesolutions.com Twitter: @jeffkaplan88
  2. 2. Agenda1. What will Macedonia gain from Open Gov?3. Why now?5. Macedonia in the OGP7. Expectations of OGP9. What must Macedonia do?
  3. 3. Open Government Offers Big Opportunity Leapfrog others in Europe and join global digital leaders
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Open GovernmentOpen gov principles translate into real services and apps ...
  7. 7. Open Government Open Budget Freedom of Info Data.gov.mk PlatformCitizen Petition Platform Co-creation of Apps, eServices Public-Private Partnerships
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Macedonia in the OGP Perfect time to collaborate on Open Government ...TRANSPARENCY ACCOUNTABILITY CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
  10. 10. Expectations of the OGP
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. OK, now what ... ?
  14. 14. Build an Open Government Ecosystem Open Government
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. What will be in Macedonia’s Open Gov Plan? Open Macedonia

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