The exchange of information in the modern context is conducted between two or more entities within three primary stakeholder groups: the private sector, the public sector, and private individuals. The interactions between these groups are often complex and are further influenced on a global scale by a broad range of issues including cultural diversity, political ideology, and diverging economic models. The challenge presented by open governance is to acknowledge the various legitimate constraints of these stakeholder groups while maximizing transparency and accessibility to support efficient multidirectional information exchange.
In assessing the openness of any organization, any proposed approach must therefore accommodate this multiplicity of environmental factors and provide a framework that respects the foundational principles of Open Governance.
This publication is at once an independent guide for open governance and open government practices. Moreover, it is a maturity assessment and confidential method for self-assessing against open governance best practices. This flexibility allows teams with a transformational openness mandate to get the direction and clarity they need to follow a calculated roadmap to measurable improvement.
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