Open Government – Making It Work
The Internet and innovative technology enable citizens to have a greater say in national policymaking, effecting a transformational change in the relationship between the public and the governments that represent them. Governments around the world are stepping up to use online tools and advanced technology to make their processes more transparent, to encourage informed public participation, and to foster collaboration across government and with other sectors of society. Advances such as cloud computing, mobile technology and better security allow unprecedented efficiencies in the use of technology, which will make it easier to engage citizens as active participants in determining government priorities.
At this conference, participants from more than 20 countries will explore the many ways governments are using technology to invite the public in, to solicit citizens’ ideas and comments, and to make themselves accountable to the people they serve, including: