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August 30, 2016 - 12:07pm
Open Government Partnership summits are inherently political affairs. The mix of government and civil society leadership from around the world represents an opportunity to commit to lasting change. From experience, this only happens when civil society pressure complements the political incentives...
August 29, 2016 - 5:24pm
This blog is part of a series on how open government can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The series came out of a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangkok Regional Hub and the Open Government Partnership (OGP) to find practical examples of...
August 26, 2016 - 4:26pm
This week, top press coverage came out of Africa with a number of member countries making headlines in connection to OGP.   On Tuesday the U.S. State Department released the transcript of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech delivered in Sokoto, Nigeria, which has since been...
August 26, 2016 - 4:40am
Want to read this blog in English? El próximo mes Open Government Partnership (OGP) cumplirá su quinto aniversario y nos estamos preparando para celebrar sus logros: en esencia, construir un movimiento creciente de hasta ahora 70 países y miles de organizaciones de la sociedad civil comprometidas...
August 24, 2016 - 11:56am
¿Quieres leer este blog en español?Next month, Open Government Partnership (OGP) will be marking its fifth anniversary. This sets the scene for us to celebrate the achievements of OGP - which at its essence has been about building a growing  movement, currently 70 countries and...
August 22, 2016 - 3:24pm
One of the enduring challenges faced by the African continent in lifting millions out of poverty is this: how do you ensure that Africa’s natural endowments are used to benefit Africans directly? It is the conundrum of all time that a continent so richly endowed with natural resources...
August 22, 2016 - 1:07pm
Over the past two months, OGP’s government, civil society and other stakeholders have heard me deliver a key message: OGP is at a critical juncture – it has grown significantly in scale, with 70 countries joining the partnership in just five years, along with thousands of civil society...
August 22, 2016 - 12:00am
En el marco de la XVII Conferencia Iberoamericana de Ministras y Ministros de Administración Pública y Reforma del Estado, celebrada los pasados 7 y 8 de julio en la ciudad de Bogotá, organizada conjuntamente con el Departamento Administrativo de la Función Pública (DAFP) de Colombia y con la...
August 19, 2016 - 3:24pm
A series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership throughout the world. This week, OGP was featured in news items around the globe. The biggest source of coverage  was Mexico, where open government issues made headlines in a variety of outlets. The...
August 19, 2016 - 11:34am
This piece originally appeared on the OpenNorth blog.  As it does every two years, the Government of Canada released its open government action plan, the third of its kind so far. And yet, for many of the millions of engaged Canadians across the country, the existence of this plan...
August 18, 2016 - 11:32am
This piece original appeared on the Sunlight Foundation blog.    Chart titled "Figure 4 – Misdemeanor Charges Per 1,000 Residents, 2010-2015" from the DOJ Investigation of the Baltimore City Police Department." The Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights...
August 17, 2016 - 11:14am
This blog is part of a series on how open government can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The series came out of a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangkok Regional Hub and the Open Government Partnership (OGP) to find practical examples of...
August 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
Read this announcement in English here. Entre le 7 et le 9 décembre, la France recevra à Paris le quatrième Sommet global du PGO. C’est une occasion unique pour la communauté PGO de se réunir à la même ville afin d’explorer, de discuter et de se mettre d’accord sur les façons...
August 12, 2016 - 3:22pm
A series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership throughout the world. This week, the most significant press coverage related to OGP came out of Latin America. In Argentina, a piece in the leading La Nación discussed the release of the country’s...
August 11, 2016 - 9:52am
Cliquez sur ce lien pour accéder à la version française. From December 7-9 this year, France will host the 4th OGP Global Summit in Paris. This is the one time that the OGP community from around the world has the chance to descend upon the same city to explore, debate and agree on how we can push...
August 8, 2016 - 9:55pm
With our fifth year anniversary around the corner, 2016 is a good time for us to reflect on the successes of OGP as well as the areas that need some improvement. As a part of that process, we are working to upgrade our co-creation guidelines - and at a later moment we will ask for  your input...
August 8, 2016 - 12:00am
    This piece originally appeared on the World Resources Institute blog. Nearly a year ago at the United Nations, world leaders endorsed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at putting the world economy on a sustainable track. In July, much more quietly, the High-Level...
August 5, 2016 - 3:48pm
A series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership throughout the world. This week, OGP was featured in stories on all continents, though coverage was strongest in Europe, Africa and Latin America. With regard to the latter, likely the biggest news item...
August 4, 2016 - 11:12pm
Madrid City Government, which is a member of the Open Government Partnership Sub-National Pilot scheme, in July adopted a Transparency Ordinance that shows just how much can be achieved where there is a serious political commitment to greater transparency. On 27 July 2016, the City Council...
August 3, 2016 - 10:56pm
Want to read this blog in English? Una vez un hombre se miró frente a un espejo de cuerpo completo. Podría estar mejor, pensó, pensando en todo lo que había sufrido. Algunas partes todavía se ve bien, pero tenía algunos bultos que no se podían ocultar, aun con la ropa extra. Tomó la decisión de...
August 3, 2016 - 10:53pm
¿Quieres leer este blog en español? There was a man who, one fine day, stood in front of a full length mirror. Could be better, he thought, considering everything he had been through. Some parts still look good, but clearly some extra bulge couldn’t be hidden, even with loose clothing...
August 3, 2016 - 10:45pm
Want to read this blog in English? Aquí presentamos una mirada retrospectiva a la cobertura de OGP en los medios en el mes de julio, resaltando algunas de las historias más importantes de las recapitulaciones más detalladas del mes (para las semanas del 4 de julio, 11 de julio, 18 de julio y 25 de...
August 3, 2016 - 10:45pm
¿Quieres leer este blog en español? In this round-up, we look back at press coverage of the Open Government Partnership for all of July, highlighting some of the main storylines from the month’s more-detailed news recaps (from the weeks of July 4, July 11, July 18 , and July 25). The...
August 3, 2016 - 10:36pm
Want to read this blog in English? ¿Por qué crees que tu gobierno fue un buen candidato para el programa piloto subnacional? Creo que la solicitud del alcalde fue muy bien intencionada, con una visión clara y compromisos realistas. Además, estoy segura que el éxito de OGP en Georgia jugó...
August 3, 2016 - 10:34pm
¿Quieres leer este blog en español? What made your government a good candidate for the subnational pilot program? I think the Mayor’s application was well motivated, with clear vision and realistic commitments. I am certain, that the overall success of OGP in Georgia played an...

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