Open Government

Open government is essential to the rule of law. It involves engagement, access, participation, and collaboration between the government and its citizens, and plays a crucial role in the promotion of accountability. Requesting information from public authorities is an important tool to empower citizens by giving them a way to voice their concerns and demand accountability from their governments. Open government is far more than transparency, and encompasses elements such as clear, publicized, and stable laws; administrative proceedings that are open for public participation; official drafts of laws and regulations that are available to the public; and the availability of official information.

It consists of 36 variables combined to form the following six sub-factors:

Subfactors

3.1 The laws are publicized and accessible
3.2 The laws are stable
3.3 Right to petition the government and public participation
3.4 Official information is available on request