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July 25, 2016 - 11:19pm
This post was originally published at the Asia Development Bank's blog. 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...
July 25, 2016 - 10:27am
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...
July 23, 2016 - 12:14pm
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...
July 22, 2016 - 11:09pm
LOGO-POSITIF-PRINT-FR-BD.png 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...
July 22, 2016 - 2:29pm
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...
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
  This piece originally appeared on OpenDataStudy. 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...
July 20, 2016 - 10:34pm
La Iniciativa para la Transparencia de las Industrias Extractivas (EITI) es un estándar internacional que busca transparentar los pagos de las empresas de hidrocarburos y minería, así como los ingresos que los gobiernos reciben de los impuestos y regalías de estas empresas. Su importancia radica no...
July 20, 2016 - 12:56pm
*Embargoed until 20 July, 12:00 pm Philippine Standard Time* MANILA, PHILIPPINES - 20 JULY 2016 - The 2016 Open Government Partnership (OGP) Asia-Pacific Regional Dialogue will be hosted by the Asian Development Bank on July 21st and 22nd at their headquarters in Manila, Philippines. The workshop...
July 19, 2016 - 11:20pm
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...
July 19, 2016 - 12:20pm
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...
July 18, 2016 - 11:41pm
Governance data has been criticised in some policy circles as not being good enough or available for all countries. This was one of the arguments that almost lead to Goal 16 – which covers targets on everything from peace and justice, to corruption and transparent institutions – to...
July 18, 2016 - 11:34pm
This post originally appeared on the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency blog and is the third in a short series that GIFT is running to provide ideas for countries preparing their next Action Plans. The first two blogs looked at what steps countries should take to increase fiscal...
July 18, 2016 - 11:18pm
ENGLISH En septiembre de este año se cumple el quinto aniversario de OGP. En solo cinco años, hemos pasado de ser una pequeña iniciativa a ser una alianza de 70 países miembros y más de 2500 organizaciones de la sociedad civil. Para celebrar este acontecimiento, estamos preparando un video y nos...
July 15, 2016 - 6:22pm
A series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership throughout the world. This week, as OGP continued to receive National Action Plans from around the world, numerous OGP news items discussed the reception of the newly-minted and forthcoming plans in the...
July 15, 2016 - 1:32pm
This post originally appeared on the WaterAid blog. Social accountability is an essential part of efforts to achieve universal access to water and sanitation. Louisa Gosling, WaterAid’s Quality Programmes Manager, reports on key lessons heard at the Global Partnership for Social...
July 14, 2016 - 1:16pm
ESPAÑOL This September marks OGP’s fifth year anniversary. In just five short years, we’ve grown from being a start-up initiative to a partnership of 70 participating governments and over 2,500 civil society organizations. To celebrate the milestone, we are making a video and would...
July 11, 2016 - 11:40pm
President John Pombe Magufuli has surprised and delighted many people in Tanzania and beyond, by some of the actions he has taken in his first few months as president. Together with his Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa, the President swept through the port and tax authorities, uncovering widespread...
July 11, 2016 - 12:44pm
A series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership throughout the world. This week, a diverse array of open government articles surfaced across Europe. Following the “Brexit” vote of June 23, a significant piece came out of the United Kingdom,...
July 6, 2016 - 8:54pm
Want to read this blog in English? OGP es un movimiento global de reformadores que intentan generar ideas innovadoras que resulten en reformas de alto impacto. Un componente clave de este movimiento es el aprendizaje, en el que actores de gobierno, la sociedad civil y la ciudadanía pueden...
July 6, 2016 - 8:51pm
¿Quieres leer este blog en español? OGP is a global movement of reformers, trying to catalyze innovative ideas to create meaningful reforms. An integral part of this movement is the learning process, where governments, civil society actors, and citizens can collaborate to improve service...
July 6, 2016 - 8:45pm
Want to read this letter in English? Estimados amigos, colegas y miembros de la comunidad de OGP, A partir del 6 de mayo he ocupado el cargo de Director Ejecutivo de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto (OGP por sus siglas en inglés). Ha sido un torbellino increíble de actividades: las primeras...
July 6, 2016 - 8:41pm
¿Quieres leer esta carta en español? Dear friends, colleagues and members of the greater OGP community, I began serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Open Government Partnership on May 6. It’s been quite a wonderful whirlwind of activity -- these first few weeks have...
July 6, 2016 - 8:34pm
Want to read this blog in English? Este mes presentamos una mirada retrospectiva a la cobertura en los medios para el mes de junio, especialmente algunas historias de recapitulaciones semanales más detalladas, (para las semanas del 30 de mayo, 6 de junio, 13 de junio, 20 de junio y 27 de...
July 6, 2016 - 8:32pm
¿Quieres leer este blog en español? This month we are featuring a look back at press coverage of OGP for all of June, highlighting some of the main storylines from the month’s more-detailed news recaps (from the weeks of May 30, June 6, June 13, June 20 and June 27)....
July 6, 2016 - 8:26pm
Want to read this blog in English? Para los que trabajamos en la Unidad de Apoyo de Open Government Partnership a veces parecen complejos los componentes que conforman a OGP. Cuando llegué al Jamboree del Mecanismo de Reporte Independiente (IRM por sus siglas en inglés) en Madrid, no estaba segura...

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