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February 8, 2016 - 2:15pm
  Friday, February 5th, marked the launch of the Open Parliament Action Plan in Ukraine and the endorsement by parliament of the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness. For Ukraine, the Open Parliament initiative has become a long-awaited opportunity to connect the expectations of civil...
February 8, 2016 - 12:23pm
We are pleased to publish OGP's 2015 annual report, authored by staff at the Support Unit and Independent Reporting Mechanism. The report serves to capture a year of activities, and shine a spotlight on some of the most interesting examples of how OGP is being used in different countries. There...
February 4, 2016 - 9:33am
Six months ago when I first joined the OGP as the Regional Civil Society Coordinator for Asia Pacific, early conversations with stakeholders in the community led to the identification of four key objectives for the region: broadening the base (both in terms of participating countries and actors...
February 3, 2016 - 10:30am
Una empresa soborna a un funcionario público para obtener un contrato lucrativo. El gobierno le ofrece un contrato importante a una empresa que cobra un precio excesivo. Un cártel de narcotraficantes lava dinero. Un banco suizo ayuda a sus clientes a esconder su dinero de los recaudadores de...
February 3, 2016 - 10:20am
A big corporation bribes public officials to get a lucrative contract. A government awards an important contract to a company that grossly overcharges them. An infamous drugs cartel launders its money. A Swiss bank helps customers hide their money from the taxman. What do all these things...
February 1, 2016 - 5:03pm
Respuestas de Suzanne Piotrowski a las preguntas de Rostros1. ¿Cuál es el mejor ejemplo de gobierno abierto que has visto en Estados Unidos?Es difícil elegir uno solo pero creo que gran parte de las innovaciones que están ocurriendo ahora en Estados Unidos las podemos encontrar a nivel local...
February 1, 2016 - 4:44pm
1. What is the best example of Open Government you've seen in the US?It is hard to pick one but I do feel that much of the innovation happening in the US right now is at the local level. There is a group in New Haven, Connecticut called DataHaven that is part of the National Neighborhood...
February 1, 2016 - 3:38pm
 Every two years, OGP’s Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) creates a great opportunity for civil society to shape their national OGP process further. True to OGP’s founding principles of transparency, accountability and participation, the IRM team releases in-depth progress...
January 28, 2016 - 6:12pm
En las siguientes semanas se publicarán 39 informes de avances, los cuales estarán abiertos para recibir retroalimentación por parte del público.Para mayor información sobre los informes y qué podemos aprender de ellos, consulta el blog sobre “Evaluando el Gobierno Abierto”.¿Por...
January 28, 2016 - 5:33pm
Over the coming weeks, 39 progress reports will be released for public comment.See our ‘Checking in on Open Government’ blog for a background on the reports and what you can learn from them.Why should I comment?OGP is about participation and those of us who work in the Independent...
January 28, 2016 - 5:31pm
Every two years, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) team releases a huge batch of reports that assess how well OGP countries are achieving their open government commitments, as outlined in their National Action Plan. The reports are released a year into the national action plan cycle and...
January 28, 2016 - 3:56pm
As of January 2016, the French parliament is debating a bill set to define France’s goals and strategies in the digital sphere, named the “Digital Republic” Bill. Unfolded earlier last year by France’s Minister of State for Digital Affairs Axelle Lemaire, it pioneers new...
January 28, 2016 - 3:39pm
En un esfuerzo por ser más transparente y mantenerte informado, OGP presenta la Gaceta de OGP a través de la cual enviaremos noticias sobre eventos y sucesos oficiales de OGP. A quién está dirigida: El boletín de OGP está diseñado para comunicar historias frescas e interesantes sobre gobierno...
January 28, 2016 - 12:00am
Cada dos años el Mecanismo de Reporte Independiente (IRM por sus siglas en inglés) publica una gran cantidad de reportes que evalúan el grado de cumplimiento de los compromisos de gobierno abierto que los países establecen en su Plan Nacional de Acción. Los reportes se publican después de un año de...
January 25, 2016 - 9:00am
In an effort to be more transparent and keep you informed, OGP is introducing the OGP Gazette. This will provide you monthly updates on official happenings in OGP. Who it is for The OGP Newsletter is about bringing you fresh and exciting stories of open government. The Gazette is different. Not...
January 20, 2016 - 5:09pm
The world’s business VIPs are meeting in Davos this week for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF), where the theme is the fourth industrial revolution- think 3D printing, bio-technology and mind-reading machines. Klaus Schwab, the head of the WEF, argues in a new book that this revolution is...
January 19, 2016 - 7:16pm
The industry titans, heads of state and experts of the moment gathering at Davos this week have no shortage of pressing concerns, be it dipping financial markets, slow growth in China, refugee crises or the state of politics. On the face of it, a different world to that of OGP. However, if you dig...
January 12, 2016 - 11:29am
How important is open government to you?   It's what makes a democracy work. Democracy shouldn't, and isn't, just about voting every few years, it's about everyday participation and you need an open government to make that feasible. In my day to day to work, I find amazing...
January 12, 2016 - 11:29am
¿Qué importancia tiene para ti el gobierno abierto? Es lo que hace que la democracia funcione. La democracia no debería ser, ni es, sólo una votación que ocurre cada cierto periodo, sino que se trata de la participación diaria y es necesario un gobierno abierto para que esto sea posible. En...
January 8, 2016 - 7:16pm
El concepto de “las ideas vienen de todos lados” es fundamental para OGP y en ONE estamos completamente de acuerdo. Nuestro sitio web Follow the Money (Rastrea el Dinero) es una plataforma central que recopila y difunde casos de éxito acerca de cómo los ciudadanos están utilizando los...
January 7, 2016 - 7:06pm
Central to OGP is the belief that "good ideas come from everywhere" and we at ONE could not agree more. Our Follow the Money website provides a centralized place to highlight stories about how citizens are successfully using open data to improve government performance and effectiveness. These...
January 7, 2016 - 6:52pm
La Secretaría Técnica de Planificación del Desarrollo Económico y Social de la Presidencia de la República del Paraguay (STP) había presentado a la Unidad de Apoyo de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto un proyecto para realizar una visita de aprendizaje a la Contraloría General de la Unión (CGU)...
January 7, 2016 - 6:28pm
The Technical Secretariat for Socioeconomic and Development Planning at the President’s Office of the Republic of Paraguay (STP) submitted a proposal to the Support Unit of the Open Government Partnership to carry out an exchange visit to the Comptroller General of the Union (CGU) of Brazil. The...
January 5, 2016 - 11:23am
At the heart of a government’s participation in the Open Government Partnership is a biannual action plan, outlining reforms to make the country more transparent, accountable and encourage citizen participation. Civil society involvement in co-creating these plans is required by OGP, with...
January 5, 2016 - 11:23am
La parte central de la participación de los gobiernos en Open Government Partnership es un plan de acción bianual, el cual describe las reformas que el país deberá impulsar para crear un país más transparente y responsable y para promover la participación ciudadana. La participación de la...

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