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WHY OPEN DATA IS A NECESSARY BUT NOT SUFFICIENT PRECURSOR TO OPEN GOVERNMENT: OGP SUMMIT 2016

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The Open Government Partnership was launched in 2011 to provide an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens. I wrote a blog post for the  Open Government Partnership in 2013 . The post called for an international body, independent of the OGP, to oversee OGP country commitments. At the time I named the  Open Data Institute  (ODI) as a possible neutral world leading organization to oversee, rank and hold accountable countries that made commitments. 3 years passed and I realize the ODI is not the right vehicle. One of the global NGOs like the World Bank might be a possibility as a watchdog. Open Government: Ambiguity through “Open Washing” I read the Yu and Robinson article “ The New Ambiguity of Open Government ” a few years ago. I disagree that the edge of open government is going away. Yes there are data sets being published that have nothing to do with acc