While, in general, high-income countries attain higher WJP Open Government Index 2015 scores, in developing countries there is no relationship between GDP per capita and open government. This suggests that the level of government openness is not necessarily driven by economic resources.
In general, countries with a higher gross domestic product per capita (GDP per capita) attain higher WJP Open Government Index 2015 scores. The top ten performers are all high-income countries. However, creating an open government is not necessarily a matter of financial resources. Several middle and low income countries outperform countries with higher levels of economic development.
Sources: World Bank World Development Indicators