Opening Government: Managing Complexity and Producing Public Value

  • Opening government initiatives have become central to a wide range of important policy and program goals of public administrations worldwide. These broad goals require initiatives that are both technologically sound and tailored to the demands of complex governance contexts in which they must function. Design and development of open government projects therefore require holistic analyses and planning that is suited to the task. Research and practice projects are providing provide governments with improved capabilities to better understand and support open government initiatives that look to increase information availability and usefulness, and ultimately generate public value. This panel will focus on the current open government landscape and the role research and practice innovations are playing in managing the complexity of opening government and facilitating the creation of public value.

    Moderator: Jackeline Solivan, E-Government Fellow, Cornell eRulemaking Initiative, Cornell Law School