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ADB has a growing and active governance and public sector management (PSM) agenda. In recent years, ADB’s investments in public sector reforms in its developing Asia and the Pacific have increased more than 60%, from $1.59 billion in 2014 to $2.6 billion this year. These investments have covered from public expenditure and fiscal management to reforming state-owned enterprises and strengthening local governance. 

However, even as the size of the investments has increased, operational performance could be better. 

A 3 months long call for proposals, attracting 1542 users, resulting in 660 effective proposals: French and international administrations and civil society organizations have once again shown great interest and support for the openness and collaboration initiatives driven by the Open Government Partnership. Many thanks to all for your input!

The OGP Summit co-creation efforts were held online at ogpsummit.org, a platform designed to crowdsource the agenda. Real time editing, proposals open to the public, voting capabilities as well as the ability to start and get involved in discussions with all other participants have allowed the various actors to contribute iteratively and collaboratively to the agenda framework.

NDI is pleased to launch the Civic Tech Leadership Program in collaboration with Stanford University's Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL). The program aims to cultivate tech-empowered leaders and encourage cross-cultural collaboration between innovators in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the United States. This action-oriented program will connect two audiences: civic activists who have an interest in using technology in their work and technology experts who wish to use their skills to build a more democratic and less corrupt world.

 

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3 mois d’appel à propositions, 1542 utilisateurs, 660 propositions effectives: administrations et organisations de la société civile françaises et internationales ont encore une fois démontré leur intérêt et leurs soutien envers les démarches d’ouverture et de collaboration impulsées par le Partenariat pour un Gouvernement Ouvert. Merci à tous pour votre participation !

A series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership throughout the world.

This week, the biggest news in the OGP world was in relation to the White House Summit on Global Development. The event, held at the headquarters of USAID in Washington DC, brought together leaders in development, civil society and the public and private sectors to discuss progress made in recent years on issues of “global health, energy, food security, good governance, partnership, and youth engagement.”

Brexit, as we now know, means Brexit. But what does it mean for open government in the UK? On the surface, nothing changes. Almost all the legislation, from Freedom of Information to Data Protection, is bound up in UK law. The Open Data agenda will also continue to move along. Even the EU initiated laws like Public Sector Re-use will be kept or, if anything is reversed, will somehow be preserved. There are three areas, however, where the tone or direction of open government may change: through new policies, the influence of the new Prime Minister and the Brexit process itself.

Actualmente, México lleva a cabo el proceso de adhesión para formar parte de EITI. Este proceso se estableció como el compromiso 26 del Plan de Acción Nacional 2013-2015 en el marco de AGA con el fin de que los recursos mineros y petrolíferos contribuyan al desarrollo nacional, aplicando el estándar de transparencia y rendición de cuentas de esta iniciativa internacional al contexto nacional.


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Romania is very close to adopting its third National Action Plan, 2016-2018. The consultation process started in March. At the end of June, the Government published the final draft of the NAP, to be approved in the coming weeks. Both the process and the final result has had ups and downs. Although the Plan includes 18 commitments, many of them have limited ambition. The process started well but in time it lost the momentum and ended with the government making most of the decisions with limited civil society input.


Ce mois de septembre marque le cinquième anniversaire du PGO. En cinq petites années, nous sommes passés d’une petite initiative en phase démarrage à un partenariat regroupant 70 gouvernements et plus de 2.500 organismes de société civile. Afin de marquer cet évènement, nous réalisons une vidéo et aimerions vous y voir figurer !

Nous sommes à la recherche de courtes idées vidéographiques (moins de 30 secondes) qui discutent de caractéristiques intéressantes du PGO ou qui répondent à une ou toutes les questions suivantes :

Quel est un exemple concret d’une réalisation mise en place par le PGO dans votre pays, (ou autre part) ?

A quelles difficultés êtes-vous confrontés et comment est-ce que le PGO peut vous aider à y faire face ?

Quelles est votre vision du futur pour le PGO ?

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