Politics, technology, and accountability: The Transparency Façade of Open Government Data Reforms in Paraguay

Authors

  • David Riveros García reAcción Paraguay

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29379/jedem.v11i2.537

Keywords:

Open Government Data, collective action, accountability, education, infrastructure

Abstract

Governments have adopted the rhetoric of promoting transparency, citizen engagement, and accountability through technological innovation. The provision of open government data has been encouraged as a foundational reform in that direction. This study argues that, in Paraguay’s education sector, these reforms were never capable of matching said rhetoric. Using a case study design, the research shows that the stated goals of intuitively simplifying information to facilitate citizen monitoring of funds for education infrastructure were never realistically attempted by the government. It will advocate the relevance of considering the relationship between politics, accountability, and technology to uncover transparency façades.

Published

2019-12-18

How to Cite

Riveros García, D. (2019). Politics, technology, and accountability: The Transparency Façade of Open Government Data Reforms in Paraguay. JeDEM - EJournal of EDemocracy and Open Government, 11(2), 60-93. https://doi.org/10.29379/jedem.v11i2.537