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The study “ Open Governance ” of the kingdom of Netherlands

01 february 2011

In the second half of the year 2010, the NWT consultancy was commissioned by the ministry of Interior and kingdom relations of the netherlands, to undertake a study of the policies of open government, especially as regards the reuse of public information, in six countries: united states, united kingdom, Australia, denmark, spain and Estonia. The objective of the study, available on the website of TNO, is to draw lessons for future policy in this Area in the netherlands.

In the second half of the year 2010, the NWT consultancy was commissioned by the ministry of Interior and kingdom relations of the netherlands, to undertake a study of the policies of open government, especially as regards the reuse of public information, in six countries: united states, united kingdom, Australia, denmark, spain and Estonia. The objective of the study, available on the web page (Opens in new window) of TNO, is to draw lessons for future policy in this Area in the netherlands.

The study by TNO covers context, tools, progress, effects and future of Open Government policies in countries under consideration. The selection of countries has been motivated, as a consultant on the introduction, by the leadership position in the area of Open government.

In this regard of Spain, the report presents the strategy of open government, well cared for in the Plan Avanza 2 for the period 2011-2015, and the first results of the same as a result of the Draft Contributes, led jointly since 2008 by the ministry of Territorial policy and public administration and Ministry of industry, tourism and trade. Similarly, highlights the momentum to the government Opened in the level of the autonomous communities, citing as a paradigmatic example of the basque country, but also to pay attention to Asturias, catalonia, aragon and the canaries among others. The report emphasises number of Open government initiatives at all levels of Government in our country in comparison with other cases. Emphasizes as the cornerstone for the development of Open Government in the autonomous communities, the political impetus given by the presidents with the autonomous communities, especially in the basque country, the canaries and Aragón.

The consultancy study by TNO, also presents the obstacles identified in the states analyzed. In Spain, highlights the lack of uniformity and clarity in the conditions of re-use of public sector information. It is important to stress that the study was conducted before publication for consultation of the draft Royal decree of the act 37/2007, as one of its aims to establish a homogeneous framework conditions for re-use of clear and simple in the area of the General state administration.

The report concludes with a swot analysis and a set of recommendations to the Dutch Government in the light of the cases analysed.

  • Accessibility
  • Interadministrativa cooperation
  • Open government