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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.

23 November 2016

Good Housekeeping: Local Governance Performance Measures in the Philippines

In the Philippines, there are 81 provinces, 143 cities, and 1,490 municipalities – all of which have their own set of elected local government officials. The challenge of local governance has revolved around performance since the passage of the 1991 Local Government Code, which accorded levels of fiscal and administrative autonomy to local governments

22 September 2016

Statement by H.E. Mr. Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia on the High-Level Event: “Open Government Partnership 5 Year Celebration”

We express our gratitude to the Government of South Africa for its efforts towards advancing the important agenda of Open Government Partnership in the past year and wish the Government of France all the success in its upcoming chairmanship. Our appreciation also goes to the civil society co-chairs for their dedication and support to the OGP principles and objectives.

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