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April 27, 2016 - 11:41am
At the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015 countries adopted a legally binding global climate Agreement that seeks to avoid the impacts of climate change by limiting global warming to below 2°C. The Paris Agreement demands that countries can no longer make “business as usual...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
Red tape in Romania is a huge headache that costs everyone time and money. New parents need to submit multiple versions of a package of physical documents to different government offices in order to register for their welfare allowances. Businesses have to undertake a long and expensive process to...
April 26, 2016 - 10:04am
The OGP Steering Committee will be meeting in Cape Town on 3-4 May. The agenda and papers for that meeting have been published here. Among other discussions there are a couple of decisions that need to be made on who the new co-chairs of OGP will be and on what OGP should do about...
April 22, 2016 - 4:17pm
Late December OGP started the search for six new civil society steering committee members - a unique opportunity for talented and committed civil society leaders to further shape OGP, represent the interests of the civil society community and assure that ambitious open government reforms get...
April 22, 2016 - 2:41pm
A new weekly series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership throughout the world. This week press related to OGP was most intensive in Mexico, where the process of drafting the country’s 2016-2018 National Action Plan (NAP) kicked off. In over 40...
April 21, 2016 - 2:29pm
This post is part of a blog series we are running over the next few weeks to highlight core open government issues and give you ideas to consider as you develop your new National Action Plan. In our previous post, we looked at how bridging access to information and open data with effective...
April 21, 2016 - 1:48pm
El cierre del espacio cívico es una tendencia preocupante que está ocurriendo en diversas regiones del mundo. En este momento activistas de Azerbaiyán a Turquía y de Hungría a Honduras están enfrentando situaciones en las que sus libertades de operar y hablar con libertad e incluso, en muchos casos...
April 20, 2016 - 12:57pm
Closing civic space is a worrisome trend surfacing across regions. As we sit reading this, civil society activists from Azerbaijan to Turkey, Hungary to Honduras, are facing situations where their freedoms to operate and speak freely and - in many cases - even their lives, are under threat....
April 20, 2016 - 11:04am
TOWARD A TRANSPARENT AND COLLABORATIVE PUBLIC RELATIONSHIP I am pleased to launch this year’s Open Government Partnership World Summit, and thereby to promote, via means and actions, a more transparent and collaborative public action. An open government is one in which digital tools enable...
April 19, 2016 - 12:36pm
This piece originally appeared in TheCityFix. Cities are where real progress is made for sustainable development. They’re where governments are closest to their citizens and where essential public services like education, health and transport are delivered to people. However, with this...
April 19, 2016 - 10:59am
This piece originally appeared on the OpeningParliament.org blog.  The Open Government Partnership (OGP) has always been positioned primarily as a platform. There are few detailed prescriptions of what member countries must do aside from meeting initial eligibility requirements and creating a...
April 17, 2016 - 9:03pm
Si los ciudadanos no pueden seguir el dinero, la gobernanza no es abierta. A pesar de importantes avances abriendo presupuestos gubernamentales y promoviendo la agenda de datos abiertos, en muchos países los ciudadanos no pueden obtener una imagen completa sobre el flujo de los recursos públicos,...
April 14, 2016 - 3:06pm
A recap of the recent Independent Reporting Mechanism launches. It's been a busy few months at OGP. With the help of our partners and Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) researchers we've successfully released 36 IRM progress reports! These reports play a critical role in the OGP...
April 14, 2016 - 11:42am
This blog was originally published on Asian Development Blog.   India.png A government public relations office in Mangalore, India.   In recent years there has been one critical instrument to making governments more responsive to citizens in how they...
April 14, 2016 - 10:44am
MEDIA CONTACT:   Dietlind Lerner, Communications Director Open Government Partnership Support Unit dietlind.lerner@opengovpartnership.org   WASHINGTON, DC- The Open Government Partnership (OGP) announced 15 subnational governments from around the world chosen to participate in...
April 13, 2016 - 2:02pm
While there is no shortage of enthusiasm for open data’s potential, nor of conjectural estimates of its hypothetical impact, few rigorous, systematic analyses exist of its concrete, real-world impact. In the interest of addressing this important informational shortcoming, the GovLab and...
April 12, 2016 - 4:33pm
¿Qué tan importante es el gobierno abierto para ti y por qué es importante implementarlo a nivel subnacional? Desde que el tema de gobierno abierto se incorporó a la agenda de México, Jalisco mostró interés en adoptarlo a nivel subnacional. La transparencia, participación cívica, rendición...
April 12, 2016 - 4:30pm
Today OGP is announcing 15 subnational governments that will be part of a pilot program, designed to identify and involve more people in open government efforts around the world. OGP received 45 applications for this program and the final cohort represents a huge diversity of interest, with good...
April 12, 2016 - 4:20pm
A partir de hoy, OGP comenzará a trabajar con 15 gobiernos subnacionales como parte de un programa piloto que fue diseñado para identificar e involucrar a más individuos en los esfuerzos de gobierno abierto de todo el mundo. OGP recibió 45 solicitudes para este programa y la cohorte seleccionada...
April 12, 2016 - 11:06am
El 70º periodo de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas representó un hito histórico para la comunidad internacional, pues 193 Estados acordaron adoptar la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible. Dicha agenda determinará el curso de los siguientes 15 años a través de la implementación...
April 12, 2016 - 9:52am
How important is open government to you and why does it matter at a subnational level? Since the introduction of the open government agenda in Mexico, Jalisco sought to adopt it at a subnational level. Transparency, civic participation, accountability and ...
April 11, 2016 - 11:33pm
The 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) was a historic milestone for the international community, 193 member states agreed to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This Agenda will set the course for the next 15 years through its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim...
April 11, 2016 - 10:48am
Workshop on Open Government Partnership held on 4-5 April in Colombo ActgFM-OGP-Workshop.jpg In October 2015, Sri Lanka became the first country in South Asia to join the Open Government Partnership, at its Conference held in Mexico. On the 4th and 5th...
April 8, 2016 - 2:44pm
An except from my Open Dialogue Forum speech in Ottawa with four open government recommendations for Canada:  We need political leaders making the case for open government internationally. It’s easy to be pessimistic about the direction of many countries. Sadly in many places civil...
April 8, 2016 - 10:38am
La Unidad de Apoyo de OGP se complace en anunciar una nueva convocatoria para propuestas de investigación que evalúen los resultados de las primeras iniciativas de OGP. Antecedente y objetivos Desde la fundación de Open Government Partnership (OGP) en 2011, casi setenta gobiernos han establecido...

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