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Taking the OGP Co-Creation Process Online – Identifying Problems & Priorities

There are a number of online engagement approaches that can be used to identify problems or priorities that citizens or specific target audiences face that can be addressed in whole or part by adopting open government approaches...

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Protecting Participation and Deliberation

COVID-19 has upended policy agendas across the globe. Governments have paused nonessential legislation and regulation and fast-tracked measures to respond to the pandemic.

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: International Aid

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained healthcare systems, weakened economies, and deepened inequalities. In response, development partners are mobilizing assistance through grants, loans, debt relief, and other forms of official development assistance...

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Misinformation and Protecting Freedom of Expression

The timely and proactive dissemination of information across social media and other channels is critical to saving lives and protecting livelihoods during COVID-19. However, the rapid spread of misinformation and disinformation presents a key challenge.

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Privacy Protections

Governments are collecting unprecedented amounts of personal data to support vital public health efforts, such as tracking COVID-19 transmission and enforcing quarantine. In particular, governments and corporations are collecting and processing citizens’ health and geolocation data on a massive scale.

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Social Safety Nets

Transparency, participation, and accountability are essential to ensuring that social spending and services reach their intended populations and provide the outcomes that are needed.

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Right to Information

The right to information is a fundamental right and an inherent part of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. It is essential to modern governance and a core part of the OGP mission. RTI permits the public to follow government decision making, participate in ensuring better decisions, and hold the government accountable.

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Whistleblower Protection & Scientific Integrity

Governments around the world are circumventing standards of sound public management and scientific processes in the rush to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the context of a rapidly unfolding crisis, governments are making swift changes to regulations and institutions that may inadvertently create openings for corruption and mismanagement.

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Civic Space

Governments are taking exceptional steps in response to COVID-19, such as enforcing social distancing and quarantine measures. Prohibitions against in-person gatherings have had a dramatic impact on civic space across the globe.

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