Today I found out an interesting article about open government. You can find the full article at the link http://opensource.com/government/12/1/ideas-your-open-government?sc_cid=70160000000U4njAAC
Here is an except from that :
Open Government Partnership is a global effort initialized by the government of United States to make worldwide governments better. To this date, 46 countries have committed to take steps to change their government to more open, more transparent, and more valuable for the citizens.
Individual countries are now working on their commitments for year 2012, and they will present them at an annual OGP conference in Brazil. This is a perfect time to join the process and clearly express what you as a citizen want from your government.