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May 30, 2016 - 12:00am
MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – 27 DE MAYO DE 2016 -  En preparación al Encuentro Regional de las Américas 2016 de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto (Open Government Partnership - OGP por sus siglas en inglés) que se llevará a cabo el 1 y 2 de junio, alrededor de 500 participantes de gobiernos,...
May 30, 2016 - 12:00am
¿Quiere leer este comunicado de prensa en español? MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY- 27 MAY 2016- In preparation for the 2016 Regional Americas Meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) held June 1st and 2nd, some 500 participants from government, civil society, the media, and business from 25...
May 27, 2016 - 3:53pm
A series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership throughout the world. This week OGP received a considerable amount of press coverage in France, which is set to take over as lead chair of the Steering Committee later this year, in addition to hosting the...
May 25, 2016 - 8:58pm
This blog originally appeared on the Financial Transparency Coalition website.  2016 is a big year for the open government movement, and recent revelations from the leaked Panama Papers will only serve to forward the transparency discussion further. As we’ve seen from the worldwide...
May 24, 2016 - 9:39pm
The OGP is requesting proposals from qualified website design firms to restructure the OGP site.   OGP recently concluded an extensive discovery phase, which produced a set of minimum necessary elements the new website should include.  We are now requesting proposals to implement those...
May 24, 2016 - 12:00am
"Open Government for Sustainable Development in Africa” was the theme for this year’s Open Government Partnership Regional Conference for Africa held in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference brought together over 900 participants from all corners of the world, including a small...
May 20, 2016 - 11:13pm
This post originally appeared on Accountability Lab's blog. Last month, I was privileged to be considered as a candidate for the Civil Society Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP)- the international governance body for the initiative. Civil society members on the...
May 20, 2016 - 4:18pm
A series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership throughout the world. This week, the most widespread press coverage related to the Open Government Partnership came out of the regency of Bojonegoro in Indonesia, where OGP was mentioned in at least 28...
May 19, 2016 - 8:41pm
Tweets-GIFT-03-1030x656.jpg This post was originally published on the GIFT blog. is the first in a short series that GIFT will be running to provide ideas for countries preparing their next Action Plans. Two further blogs will look at how well countries have...
May 17, 2016 - 11:12pm
OGP-Africa-Panel.jpg South Africa is a special country for me and open contracting. It is where, in 2012, we held the first global meeting of open contracting, and where we returned last week for the OGP Regional Summit. In the international development community...
May 17, 2016 - 9:50pm
Si les activités essentielles de l’ogp sont destinées à ses membres –qui ont dû satisfaire des critères d’éligibilité et adhéré à une charte, l’ogp s’intéresse de plus en plus à un cercle de pays non membres de l’ogp qui aspirent à le devenir ou qui disposent de...
May 17, 2016 - 9:55am
Are you promoting open government initiatives in a country of Asia-Pacific to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs? What are the transformative steps you are taking to promote more open and inclusive societies?  As many of you readers might be aware, United Nations Development Programme (...
May 13, 2016 - 10:10pm
The next generation of Africa’s development will require billions in investment to build infrastructure and provide quality services to its citizens such as health centers, food for school children, water, and roads to help farmers market their produce. Investments in African infrastructure...
May 13, 2016 - 5:03pm
OGP is launching the 2016 Open Government Awards today! The Awards have consistently been one of the annual highlights of OGPs calendar. They shine a spotlight on reformers and convince us that difficult open government reforms can be achieved. In the past they have generated lots of excitement and...
May 13, 2016 - 4:10pm
A series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership throughout the world. This week OGP’s press largely centered around the Anti-Corruption Summit in London – specifically with regard to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s participation...
May 13, 2016 - 11:01am
This blog originally appeared on the World Bank Governance for Development blog.  On April 22 and April 29, 2016 representatives from Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Sierre Leone, South Africa, and Tanzania came together in a virtual South-South Knowledge exchange...
May 13, 2016 - 7:25am
On behalf of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), I applaud the UK Government for its leadership in convening this historic summit.  And I applaud leaders from government, business and civil society gathered in London for their commitment to join this vital global initiative. Yet this is...
May 12, 2016 - 10:46am
OGP recognized by global leaders for its value in advancing anti-corruption reform OGP highlights from the Summit: Strong endorsement for Open Government Partnership (OGP) in the Anti-Corruption Summit Communique, signed by 40 attending governments, including role of civil society and...
May 11, 2016 - 6:27pm
Originally posted on Nigeria News Read full speech of President Buhari's speech at the ongoing Anti-Corruption Summit In London. Fellow Heads of State & Government, Ø The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, the Rt. Honourable Patricia Scotland, QC, Ø Business Leaders, Ø...
May 10, 2016 - 10:48pm
The Tackling Corruption Together conference is hosted by the Commonwealth Secretariat in partnership with Transparency International, Thomson Reuters, Omidyar Network, the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, the B Team, and ONE.  It will be broadcast from 8:30am BST on Wednesday 11...
May 10, 2016 - 5:21pm
Washington, DC. 10 de mayo de 2016: Open Government Partnership (OGP) se complace en dar la bienvenida a Sanjay Pradhan como su nuevo Director Ejecutivo. Sanjay llega en un momento clave, pues se acerca el quinto aniversario de OGP en la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas en septiembre de 2016...
May 10, 2016 - 5:15pm
A series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership throughout the world. Last week saw press coverage of OGP centered on Africa, where on May 5-6 close to a thousand representatives from civil society organizations, government, business, academia, and...
May 10, 2016 - 2:45pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. May 10, 2016: The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is pleased to welcome Sanjay Pradhan as its new CEO. Sanjay joins at a pivotal moment as OGP approaches its fifth-year anniversary at the UN General Assembly in September 2016. “The first five years have seen an...
May 10, 2016 - 11:59am
Across the world leaders are locked in policy discussions on how to tackle corruption, most notably at this week’s Anti-Corruption Summit in London. To achieve truly ambitious reform, that meets citizens’ needs and expectations, the Open Government Partnership should play a central role...
May 7, 2016 - 3:43pm
On the eve of ICIJ’s next significant release of the Panama Papers, focused on the damage wrought by secrecy jurisdictions, and a major, G20-style anti-corruption summit in London, it seems logical to expect ambitious government agreements that will open up shady places and practices. For one...

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