What is it about?

This review examines the authors' arguments about the impact of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a voluntary international multistakeholder, on public sector reform in its member countries. It applauds the comprehensive review of the history of the OGP and assesses the direct and indirect pathways of change theoretical frameworks developed by the authors. It suggests further examination of the role and influence of countries’ multistakeholder forums (MSF) in national action plan cycles and recommends further work investigating a combination of these pathways of change.

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Why is it important?

The reviewer's practical experience as an Independent Reviewer for the Open Government Partnership usefully tests the the theoretical arguments of the authors and.


I enjoyed assessing this book's theoretical arguments through my practical lens as an OGP Independent Reviewer. I hope that this perspective is useful for the authors.

Keitha Booth
Victoria University of Wellington

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This page is a summary of: The Power of Partnership in Open Government: Reconsidering Multistakeholder Governance Reform, Information Polity, May 2023, IOS Press,
DOI: 10.3233/ip-239004.
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