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December 2, 2016 - 12:31pm
1. Information IntegrityAhead of Nigeria’s 2011 election, the West African Non-Government Organisation Network reported troubling inaccuracies in the list of the nation’s polling stations. While preparing a digital map of voting locations, it discovered that as many as 28,000 polling...
December 1, 2016 - 4:45pm
International Anticorruption Conference, Panama It is a great honor and pleasure to participate in the International Anticorruption Conference (IACC) in Panama.  At this IACC, we face an ever more pressing imperative for action and impact.  From the US to Brexit to Moldova to Bulgaria to...
December 1, 2016 - 1:57pm
Politics has often been the obstacle to greater transparency in Nepal. But the country’s open government movement took an important step forward last month, when twelve leading accountability and transparency groups gathered in the new OpenGov Hub Kathmandu- a resource center on openness and...
November 25, 2016 - 9:53am
This post originally appeared on the Natural Resource Governance Institute blog. For years, Tunisia’s extractives sector was viewed with skepticism. Information on reserves, the rights allocation, resource revenues and their management was particularly scarce. But during the last two years...
November 24, 2016 - 9:16am
This post originally appeared on the Global Witness blog.UK companies with hidden owners lie behind some of the worst problems of our time. Amongst other things they have been used to breach UN sanctions, evade taxes and rip off ordinary citizens. That’s why Global Witness has been calling...
November 23, 2016 - 9:24am
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...
November 22, 2016 - 9:21am
Version en español » English Version » Governo aberto possui inúmeras definições. Articulando transparência, participação social, accountability (prestação de contas) e inovação tecnológica, esse conceito e sua prática tem ganhado, cada vez mais, destaque na agenda das políticas...
November 22, 2016 - 9:21am
English Version » Versão em Português » Gobierno abierto tiene varias definiciones, como transparencia, participación social, rendición de cuentas (accountability) y la innovación tecnológica. El concepto y la práctica ha ganado cada vez más, en la agenda de las políticas públicas. La...
November 22, 2016 - 9:21am
Version en español » Versão em Português » Open government has many definitions. By articulating transparency, social participation, accountability and technological innovation, this concept and its practice has been increasingly prominent in the public policy agenda. The richness of...
November 21, 2016 - 8:52am
It's 2012, I am sitting in the cabinet of the Deputy Foreign Minister Joško Klisovic, with my notebook and a pen on my lap, trying to catch all the new information and tasks at my new job. I am impressed,slightly nervous, but mostly excited about everything I'm hearing. Then, Deputy...
November 18, 2016 - 6:37pm
A series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership throughout the world. Current President of the United States, Barack Obama, mentioned OGP in remarks delivered at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, Greece, which were then picked...
November 18, 2016 - 8:48am
Whether it is a flat “no” or a “no with reasons,” governments typically have this knee jerk reaction whenever presented with new ideas. This mentality is what stifles progress and makes it extraordinarily frustrating for change-makers both inside and outside of government....
November 17, 2016 - 11:37am
From Newsroom America Feeds at 16 Nov 12:02 Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center Athens, Greece2:03 P.M. EET PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you so much. (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you very much. Please, please have a seat. Thank you. (Applause.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: Chicago!...
November 17, 2016 - 11:04am
Carleton University undergraduate students in Ottawa, Canada, are studying the link between communication and open government. In the class, the students examine how communication can be used to improve governance and to foster a more collaborative relationship between governments and...
November 15, 2016 - 6:42pm
An earlier version of this blog appeared on the NRGI website on 17 October 2016. Resource-countries face a specific set of governance challenges in making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens. A new public tool produced by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (...
November 14, 2016 - 11:21am
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...
November 11, 2016 - 9:09pm
A series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership throughout the world. It’s been a tumultuous week in international politics, yet the nature of OGP coverage remained relatively unchanged. The English-language online computer magazine PCWorld, as...
November 10, 2016 - 12:06pm
Los Poderes Legislativos son el órgano democrático por excelencia, dado que es donde se encuentran los representantes del pueblo, electos por el voto directo. Allí se debate toda legislación que luego regirá a la vida cotidiana de los habitantes de cada país; y, en este sentido, resulta crucial que...
November 9, 2016 - 3:07pm
The importance of Open Government Open Governance as a public policy is based on the integration of the principles of transparency, access to information and the effective participation of citizens in the State’s operating procedures. Expanding openness policies and...
November 8, 2016 - 1:08pm
Carleton University undergraduate students in Ottawa, Canada, are studying the link between communication and open government. In the class, the students examine how communication can be used to improve governance and to foster a more collaborative relationship between governments and...
November 8, 2016 - 11:10am
At the risk of simplifying a complex concept that has a much longer history than the OGP, we can say that contemporary open government is centred on three fundamental components: Understanding, collecting, managing, and preserving messages, information, and data; Citizen engagement and...
November 7, 2016 - 3:58pm
This post originally appeared on the Results for Development blog. The U.S. Congress can barely pass routine spending bills that support everything from roadways and bridges, to service members and their families and keeping the lights on at the post office. It's no surprise, then, that...
November 7, 2016 - 12:46pm
English Version » En octubre, en Ecuador, Quito, los países del mundo, gobiernos locales y la comunidad de desarrollo urbano se reunieron para adoptar la Nueva Agenda Urbana Hábitat III, un compromiso global para la urbanización sustentable que guiará el futuro de las ciudades en las...
November 7, 2016 - 12:40pm
English Version » El resumen de noticias de este mes recapitula las historias de OGP que nos parecen importantes por haber generado impacto en los medios o porque muestran una nueva perspectiva de OGP. Aquí resumimos las semanas del 3 de octubre, 10 de octubre, 17 de octubre y 24 de octubre...
November 7, 2016 - 12:34pm
English Version » Cuando me enteré que un equipo de OGP planeaba hacer una visita a Nigeria, el 70º país en incorporarse a la Alianza, me ofrecí a participar. En 2006 participé en un ejercicio de planeación de escenarios con 40 nigerianos de gobierno, la sociedad civil y grupos...

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