PUBLIC CONSULTATION 

DRAFT OECD RECOMMENDATION OF THE COUNCIL ON OPEN GOVERNMENT

OBJECTIVE

Countries all over the world are designing and implementing public sector reforms inspired by the open government principles of transparency, responsiveness, accountability and participation. In order to help governments develop and implement innovative and sustainable open government reforms for the benefit of all citizens, the OECD has drafted a Recommendation of the Council on Open Government on which it is seeking comments and inputs from the public.

OECD Council Recommendations are based on in-depth evidence-based analysis and reporting undertaken by the OECD Secretariat and cover a wide range of topics from anti-corruption to the environment. A number of OECD Recommendations of the Council (such as those on public integrity and digital government strategies) highlight the importance of the principles of open government and promote specific aspects of open government. However, they do not provide a comprehensive overview of the governance of open government strategies and initiatives more broadly, nor of what governments can do to enable open government reforms to flourish.

The OECD has launched this two-month long consultation to seek concrete inputs and comments from all interested stakeholders. Governments, civil society organizations, international organisations, the private sector, academics and individuals are encouraged to participate in this consultation and help shape the future of the governance of open government.

PROCESS

You are first asked to kindly answer some basic questions about yourself, before answering questions related to the draft Recommendation.
The draft Recommendation will be split into different sections, in order to allow respondents to comment on each of them. Following the public consultation, the OECD Secretariat will revise the document and share the updated version with delegates of the OECD Public Governance committee. The updated draft Recommendation will then be submitted to the OECD competent bodies for consideration and approval. The final text will be uploaded on the OECD website and widely disseminated.
DATA PRIVACY
Data collected about the participants will be used for statistical purposes and will not be shared externally unless in an aggregated and anonymised manner to enrich the analysis of the inputs.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION
• You can start and stop the survey at any time, completing your responses at your convenience. Clicking on the “next” button will save your answers to the current page within the database. Clicking on the “back” button will allow you to change your answers on prior pages. This means that you can at each moment stop working on the survey and continue at a later moment or day as long as you don’t click on the “finish button”.
• To exit the survey without submitting your final answers, just close your browser. 
• Once you click on the “finish” button, you can’t make any further changes to the survey, as it has been submitted to the OECD.
• Questions with an * are mandatory and require a response before advancing in the survey.
• Questions must be answered sequentially because the software tailors certain questions and response options based on your answers to earlier questions.
• The public consultation will be conducted in English only due to constraints relating to handling and analysing inputs in multiple languages on a relatively new issue such as open government, with related terminology varying considerably from country to country, even within the Anglophone world (i.e. citizen consultation, civic engagement, stakeholders’ participation are often used interchangeably). Kindly note that comments and input will thus only be taken into consideration if submitted in English.


Please find reference documents at the links below: 
Draft Recommendation on Open Government for public consultation.pdf
Glossary.pdf