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Open Government Portfolio Public Value Assessment Tool

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Open Government Portfolio Public Value Assessment Tool
Fri, 15 Apr 2011
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The Open Government Portfolio Public Value Assessment Tool (PVAT) offers government leaders with an approach to making better informed decisions about their portfolio of open government initiatives. This tool provides a structured way to assess the public value of an initiative so that an agency can review the expected public value across their entire portfolio of open government initiatives. The information generated from using this tool can then support decisions about the mix of initiatives in a portfolio and how to adjust the mix to enhance the agency's public value.
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  • FAQ - This short document provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about the PVAT.
  • Presentation - This slideshow presents an overview of CTG and the core components of the PVAT including descriptions of public value types and mechanisms.
  • Report - This document describes the project approach and methodology and presents the PVAT concepts and design. It details how CTG, in partnership with federal agencies, worked together to bring the ideals of open government and the importance of public value into a practical portfolio-based tool that can be used to inform decision making. More >>
Download the PVAT
The PVAT is made generally available for free under different licenses (select one below):
  • Governmental - Used by government employees or officials for government purposes.
  • Non-Governmental - Used by all non-government individuals for noncommercial purposes.
  • Commercial - Used by any individual in all for-profit purposes
Why Licensing?
The PVAT is freely available to governments at all levels in the U.S. and around the world . More>>

Technical Requirements
This software requires Microsoft Excel with macros enabled.

Project Background
CTG received an Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a conceptual design of a resource for open government leaders. More >>

Contract with CTG to Facilitate Your Group Planning Process
CTG works with governments in a group planning process designed to examine each proposed initiative being considered as part of an agency’s open government portfolio. CTG can help your organization consider each initiative from a stakeholder and public value perspective. This new understanding of your initiatives can then be used to inform decisions about the elements of your organization's overall open government portfolio and plan. To explore working with CTG, contact

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