Legislative Openness Data Explorer
Around the world, an increasing number of parliaments are embracing the principles of parliamentary openness: ensuring public access to legislative information, providing opportunities for meaningful citizen participation, and embracing the possibilities presented by new technologies. The Open Government Partnership (OGP) has provided an international platform for these parliaments to exchange experience, share good practice, and, in some cases, advance reform. OGP’s Legislative Openness Working Group compiled the data and administers this website. The website was built by the National Democratic Institute and KohoVolit.eu. Despite growing global interest in the topic of legislative openness, relatively few global studies have been conducted. The Global Centre for ICT in Parliament’s World e-Parliament Report 2012 collected some information, though that report covers a much broader range of issues related to parliaments and technology. Civil society groups have also conducted strong regional studies, such as those done by the Latin American Legislative Transparency Network and NDI’s Western Balkans Legislative Strengthening Initiative and the Slovak National Council. Regional studies are extremely valuable, but there is also value in comparing performance with countries around the world. It is important to capture comparative information on legislative openness at a global scale because innovation and good practice can originate anywhere. This website is an effort to ensure that global good practice is being effectively captured and shared. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.