NAO: ‘Measure transparency’

The government must measure and monitor the costs and benefits of increased transparency and open access to public data, the National Audit Office said in a report published last week.

By Civil Service World

25 Apr 2012

Amyas Morse, head of the National Audit Office, said that government currently lacks a “firm grasp” of whether the potential of greater transparency is being realised. He added that “if transparency initiatives are to be more than aspirations, then government needs to measure and monitor both their costs and benefits. This is vital for tracking success and learning what works.”

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