chapter  5
26 Pages

Open and transparent government

ByMiriam Lips

This chapter explores the multiple meanings of openness and transparency, both in academia and among practitioners, and how governments are using digital technologies and data to become more open and transparent. It considers problems around this transparency ideal for governments and identifies a number of emerging issues and barriers that governments encounter when opening up their government data. Finally, the chapter looks into some strategies for governments to become more open and transparent.