Call for Innovative Open Government Cases

Many thanks to all of those who responded to the call launched by the OECD and the OGP, and who shared their innovative open government cases on this platform!

While the initial call is now closed, the platform will remain open for governments, civil society and the private sector to share their innovative open government practices. Submit your cases in English, French or Spanish here.

The initial call for innovative open government cases was held from November 2018 to April 2019, and received over 100 novel, implemented and impactful practices from more than 42 countries. These stories will serve to inspire policy makers and civil society across the world to push the open government agenda forward.

The OECD and OGP teams have reviewed the collection of cases received. The official announcement of the 2 winning cases and prize will be shared on 5th July on the OECD Open Government page. These 2 winning case authors will be invited to attend an OECD high-level event (prize) and will have the opportunity to share their inspiring story with leading experts in the field of open government.

More information on the selection process:

1. All submitted cases published on the Toolkit case platform make up the candidate pool for the selection process.

2. These cases were reviewed in depth by an OECD panel looking at relevant issues included in the open government case submission form, such as:
- Potential replicability
- outcomes achieved
- ability to learn from challenges and failure
- level of engagement with partners and other stakeholders.

3. A list of 6 shortlisted cases were published on the OECD Open Government page on 29 May 2019.

4. The OECD will select one winning case and will open an online voting process for the selection of the second winner.
• The voting process is open until 1 July 2019. The links to the online poll are published on the OECD Open Government page and via social media.
• The official announcement of the winners and prize will be shared on 5 July 2019 on the OECD Open Government page.

How to Submit an Open Government Innovation:

1. First, register to the OPSI Website to submit your case and become part of the OECD Open Government community of practice.

2. Make sure you fill in the submission criteria for acceptance:
- The case is relevant to the open government principles of transparency, integrity, accountability and stakeholder participation.
- It has a novel approach, either as a concept, or an upgrade based on a previous initiative. It is ongoing or has been implemented in practice, and it has shown results that can be verified.
-The case study is written in plain English or French.
-Every section of the case submission form is completed online.

3. Then, submit an Innovation through our platform.

You can preview the submission questions and share them with your team using the .doc version available here. Please note that final submissions will need to be done through the digital platform. The OECD Open Government team and peer reviewers can suggest edits to the case description. The final selection of cases to be published is chosen by the OECD team, as advised by members of an informal Expert Group on Open Government.

Interested in learning more about novel, implemented and impactful open government practices?

As part of the Toolkit Navigator for Open Government, we invite you to discover over 100 open government cases from more than 40 countries around the world, consult toolkits and connect with open government experts.

Interested in learning how countries are implementing the 10 provisions of the OECD Recommendation of the Council on Open Government (2017)?

  • Here you may access toolkits and cases on open government enablers.
  • Here you may access toolkits and cases on the implementation of open government initiatives.
  • Here you may access toolkits and cases on open state.

Interested in learning how to use the Open Government Recommendation in practice?

Find relevant toolkits and cases on how to:

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