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Open Government Initiative

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About Open Government

President Obama signed a "Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government" as his first executive action, ushering in a new era of open and accountable government intended to bridge the gap between the American people and their government. In December 2009, the Administration issued an Open Government Directive that instructed every government agency to open its doors and its data to the American people.

The Open Government Initiative is reshaping government according to three core values:

  • Transparency. Government should provide citizens with information about what their government is doing so that government can be held accountable.
  • Participation. Government should actively solicit expertise from outside Washington so that it makes policies with the benefit of the best information.
  • Collaboration. Government officials should work together with one another and with citizens as part of doing their job of solving national problems.

The Peace Corps embraces this initiative, and work has begun to incorporate the core values into the day-to-day work of the agency. This webpage is intended to be a one-stop resource, enabling public to easily get information about Peace Corps and provide feedback on how the agency can become as transparent as possible. This website will be a living resource and grow as we identify additional data and resources.

Peace Corps Open Government Plan

Peace Corps' Open Government Plan details Peace Corps' commitment to incorporate the core principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration into its work and operations.

The Peace Corps welcomes comments on its plan, and will incorporate feedback into future iterations. Please use our public input form to send your comments and ideas.

Historical research and evaluation documents
Documents and Reports
Publicly available historical documents and reports
Raw Data Sets
Volunteer On-board strength data sets
Share Your Ideas
Share your ideas for improving Open Government at the Peace Corps
Peace Corps has published Web Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to make its data publicly available in a machine-readable format.

Last updated Nov 20 2013

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