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Paris, France - December 7, 2016 - Yesterday, the OGP Steering Committee received a letter from the Government of Hungary announcing its immediate withdrawal from the partnership. The Government of Hungary had been under review by OGP since July 2015 for concerns raised by civil society organizations regarding their space to operate in the country.


And so the year begins to close with much to reflect upon. Did we expect all these “crises” we’re now facing – and if not, why? What caused them? How do we engage with them now?

Personally, I was surprised at the collective shock at the year’s big moments – Brexit, for example, or the US presidential election. We view these events through a Northern prism.

At a time when global civic space seems to be closing and governments are moving away from transparency, Pakistan may be pushing in the other direction. In late November, ahead of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit that begins in Paris today, the government sent a formal letter of intent to be a part of OGP.

PARIS, December 7 - The Third Annual Open Government Awards winners were announced today at the Open Government Partnership



Thousands are gathered in Paris this week for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit. The meeting takes place as alarming trends impact the transparency movement, threatening progress and underscoring the need for action.

CoST Honduras is part of the global CoST initiative, delivering better value from public infrastructure investment through transparency and accountability.

Paris Civil Society Morning Welcome Remarks

Good morning to you all, bienvenue a Paris and welcome to the OGP Civil Society Morning.

The push for open government is turning into a global movement. By nature of its size and reach, the Open Government Partnership has become a central part of the movement, a place where reformers can make commitments and learn about one another’s innovations. My team, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) is responsible for evaluating those commitments (IRM basics here for those who need it).

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