This is a guest post by Alberto Abella, head of the Spanish Chapter of Open Knowledge, and originally appeared at gobernamos.com.
Open Government (ogov) is possibly next democracy’s milestone.
Should you care about open government? Possibly, because it guarantees transparency and accountability. But not only IMHO. In 2014 this passive role for the citizens is not enough. The disruptive point about open government is the use of collective intelligence to take smarter political decisions for current and future challenges.
OGP is a global organization with 64 member countries helping each other to implement open government policies. Its members publish and deploy yearly an open goverment plan with specific actions. These plans are reviewed not only by countries’ authorities but also by the civil society. This social dialogue review include an Independent Reporting Mechanism.
Find in the graph 2013 results about what countries really implement of their plans.In order to get these results four factors have been taken into account :
First, if the action is specific of an ogov approach, second, if the action really impact on current politics, third if the action is new or is the same from past years. And last but not least, if the action has been really implemented completely, partially, or even withdrawn.
You can find the metric to create this graph here. It is true that metric is far from being perfect, so I expect you comments.
The good performers
What about the pretenders? Pretenders are those who provide very ambitious plans but fail in implementation.
Last but they are the least
These countries does not provide their information on time, so the analysis ranks them at the bottom
USA, UK, South Africa, Philippines, Mexico, Indonesia and Brazil. Data
Over ambition is tempting in politics. Here you can find a classification of the countries’ plans based on the ambition of their actions, in terms of impact, new actions and ogov relevance.
Wait and see 2014.