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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...
May 6, 2016 - 7:22am
En octobre 2015, lors du Sommet Mondial du Partenariat pour un Gouvernement Ouvert (PGO) au Mexique, la Côte d’Ivoire devint officiellement le premier pays sub-saharien francophone membre du PGO. Une étape importante pour ce pays en plein essor, sortant des souvenirs de la crise post-...
May 5, 2016 - 8:58am
Cape Town, South Africa– May 5, 2016.  Over 500 high-level participants from civil society organizations, business, academia, multilateral organizations and governments are expected to attend the two-day Africa Regional Open Government Partnership (OGP) Meeting, May 5-6 at the Century...
May 5, 2016 - 7:52am
This piece originally appeared on the Huffington Post blog.   The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a bold initiative between governments and civil society organizations that seeks to make governments more open, accountable and responsive to citizens. In less than five years, 69...
May 5, 2016 - 7:43am
Communiqué de presse Réunion Régionale Africaine du PGO L’Afrique du Sud s’engage fermement sur la transparence financière pendant que les leaders régionaux du gouvernement et de la société civile se rassemblent Le Cap, Afrique du Sud – 5 mai 2016. Plus de 500 participants...
May 4, 2016 - 11:16am
Cape Town, South Africa, May 4, 2016- The Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) today elected the government of Georgia and Mukelani Dimba, Executive Director of the Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC), to be the next government and civil society support co-chairs. They will...
May 4, 2016 - 8:55am
Cape Town, South Africa, May 4, 2016 - The Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership today resolved that Azerbaijan will be regretfully designated as inactive in OGP, due to unresolved constraints on the operating environment for Non-Governmental Organizations. Azerbaijan has been...

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