Explore how Canada can maximize its leadership opportunity at the OGP
Align Canada's foreign affairs approach with open government
Promote Canadian civil society's open government expertise
Interviewing open government leaders around the world
Researching international best practices for open government
Synthesizing research and interviews
Open government has flourished in Canada over the past six years. Canada has received substantial recognition for its efforts to scale its open data delivery at all levels of government.
Despite its successes, Canada still faces the challenges of spreading adoption of open government principles and formalizing its official implementation approach. Overcoming these challenges and refining the tools of open government would allow Canada to take full advantage of its new leadership position on the OGP Steering Committee, while also reinforcing its existing domestic and foreign policy goals.
Our research was synthesized into 6 recommendations for the Government of Canada’s open government policy, aimed at complementing the existing Open Government Directive and Third Biennial Plan to the Open Government Partnership
"Canada can build on its solid reputation of transparent and accountable governance by leveraging relevant platforms, connecting international agendas with open government, and encouraging more countries to adopt open government reforms."
— CLAIRE SCHOUTEN, INTERNATIONAL BUDGET PARTNERSHIP