What is Government Transparency?

Government transparency is a government’s obligation to be open, accountable and honest with citizens on how it is conducting business and spending taxes. This can be done by proactive communication, soliciting citizens feedback, providing easy access to public consultation, and effortless self-service of information through digital channels.

Why is it important?

The Government’s job is to serve the public as best as it can, which requires it to subject itself to scrutiny. The best way to do this is to make information as easy to access as possible from the beginning. A government that is clear about its decision-making is one that makes better choices about how it serves its citizens.

How does Granicus help?

Granicus makes government transparency easier with our solutions. Unlike other engagement platforms, EngagementHQ includes a range of open dialogue tools like discussion forums, mapping and ideas. These encourage citizen and stakeholder participation which is out in the open and not behind closed doors. People can share their experiences with each other and with the agency in a way which is open for all to see. In addition, feedback mechanisms are built into the platform which makes it easy to close the loop and feedback to participants. Information widgets also help to keep people informed and provide them with useful resources for taking part in the project. Together these features encourage open and transparent engagement and foster trust in government decisions.

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