Trust in government is declining all over the world. According to the 2018 Trust Barometer, nearly seven in ten people are worried that fake news or false information will be used as a weapon.

Against this backdrop, some countries are attempting to regain or maintain the trust of their people. The traditionally opaque institution of government is opening up, and creating opportunities for citizens to have a say in decision making, or scrutinise budgets and activities.

The infographic below shares a deeper look into this phenomenon, and case studies from around the world.