World Justice Project Open Government Index

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Governance Assessment Profile

The World Justice Project's Open Government Index


The World Justice Project's Open Government Index (OGI) uses four dimensions to measure government openness: publication of laws and government data, right to information, civic participation, and complaint mechanisms. Scores are based on responses to household surveys and in-country expert questionnaires. The information below was compiled from responses to AidData’s 2016 GDA Snap Poll, which asked public, private and civil society leaders to answer 11 questions about whether, when, and why they use governance data in their work. A total of 37 participants to the snap poll indicated familiarity with the OGI.


Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, and Samantha Custer. 2016. In the Eye of the Beholder: When is governance data “good enough”? Williamsburg, VA. AidData at the College of William & Mary and the Governance Data Alliance.


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