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16 February 2017

14 Public Institutions Stand Together for Integrity, Ethics and Transparency

In May 2016, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a report highlighting not only the economic costs of corruption around the world but also “its corrosive impact on society” (IMF Director C. Lagarde, 2016). 2016 was heavily marked with outburst of corruption scandals and attempts around the world to address the issue at the London Summit for instance.

13 February 2017

The Effort to Start Open Government at a Local Level in Italy

Parliament Watch Italia is a civil society organization experimenting with open government and civic monitoring practices in collaboration with local governments. We have an ongoing pilot process in Messina, Sicily, Italy which led to two main achievements:  fund an OG local action plan and  introduce mandatory practices to monitor public procurements.

10 January 2017

Open Government means becoming better at governing

On December 7, 2016, the Federal Minister of the Interior, Dr. Thomas de Maizière, announced the beginning of Germany’s participation in the Open Government Partnership (OGP). We are very glad to be part of this initiative and we are looking forward to an active exchange of ideas on how to serve citizens better and strengthen institutions.

7 December 2016

Pakistan's New Leadership of the Open Government Movement in South Asia

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. Pakistan has been eligible for OGP for over two years- but this was nonetheless a huge and timely step forward for the government, civil society and most importantly- the Pakistani people.

4 December 2016

Contract Transparency and Environmental Disclosure Opportunities at the OGP Paris Summit

This post originally appeared on the NRGI blog.

Opacity around agreements governments make with companies over extractives and land projects is a serious problem. When citizens are unable to fully comprehend the nature of natural resource projects, misunderstandings and mismatched expectations can undermine trust in government and companies. In the worst cases, this can lead to conflict.

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