Title: Expert assessment of open government in Russia: methodology, results and implementation impeding factors

Authors: Evgeny Styrin; Natalya Dmitrieva

Addresses: Institute for Public and Municipal Administration, National Research University Higher School of Economics, str. Myasnitskaya 9/11, Moscow, 101000, Russia ' Institute for Public and Municipal Administration, National Research University Higher School of Economics, str. Myasnitskaya 9/11, Moscow, 101000, Russia

Abstract: In the paper, the authors present open government expert monitoring and evaluation methodology designed according to the international experience in open government adoption. The methodology comprises and logically explains the relationship among open government principles, mechanisms, evaluation criteria and indicators. The methodology is tested by example of Russian federal public agencies. The authors use monitoring and evaluation results to formulate universal factors impeding effective adoption of open government principles and mechanisms worldwide. Among mechanisms of open government the authors consider reference groups, open data, social networks and citizens' requests. Finally, the authors discuss further research directions enabling effective adoption of openness by governments in future.

Keywords: open government; openness mechanisms; openness tools; open data; civic councils; reference groups; openness rating; expert monitoring; public agencies; openness standards; expert assessment; Russia; social networks; citizen requests.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEG.2016.081388

International Journal of Electronic Governance, 2016 Vol.8 No.3, pp.229 - 243

Available online: 28 Dec 2016 *

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