What is Open Gov?
Open government is defined by three key pillars:
▪ Transparency - opening up information about public activities, what governments are doing and how they are spending their resources
▪ Accountability - combating corruption and promoting honesty and integrity in the public and private sectors
▪ Civic Participation - finding ways for everyday people to influence the public policies and decisions that affect them
Who runs Open Gov Hub?
Is this an incubator?
Technically speaking Open Gov Hub is not a separate legal entity but rather is considered an initiative of its two founding NGOs, Global Integrity and Development Gateway. These two organizations co-operate the Hub, managing its financial and legal obligations, while the Open Gov Hub team (link to team page) is housed within Global Integrity.
No, we are not a start-up incubator in the classic sense in that the Hub does not directly invest in its member organizations and grow their work, and almost all our of members are nonprofits or NGOs, not businesses. Rather, the Hub seeks to bring together both small and medium-sized organizations working on the broader open government agenda and to support them through access to shared essential resources, as well as regular collaboration and learning opportunities.