Open Government Initiatives in Public Sector: A Proposed Framework for Future Research

Emad Abu-Shanab


The initiatives taken by many governments to open data flows between them and their societies are attracting huge attention by researchers and civil society bodies. The evolution from OG1.0 to OG2.0 started by emphasizing transparency and more engagement of the public. To attain such level, governments need to improve online engagement, make engagement meaningful through competitions and challenges, identify new collaborative platforms, build evaluation into program design, and integrate co-production within agencies initiatives. Open government concept did not stop at Obama’s administration proposed dimensions, but extended to more complex and complicated models. This paper will examine the concept of open government and its major dimensions, review the literature, visit some experiences of the world, and propose a framework for research.

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