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Improving Governance by Asking Questions that Matter

Learn how the 100 Questions Initiative is strengthening governance through the use of effective, efficient and equitable data.

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8 Reasons Why Vaccine Procurement Should be Open

This article was originally published in the Open Contracting Partnership's website. Read the original blog here.  The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has, once again, put public contracts back in the spotlight. In the urgency to vaccinate the world’s population as quickly…

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Mainstreaming Gender, Diversity and Inclusion in Open Government

The evidence is clear: we know that inequality exists and that it violates the rights of women, the LGBTIQA+ community, people living with disabilities, indigenous peoples and other collectives. We know that these gaps and inequalities increase with intersectionality. We…

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Overcoming Women’s Barriers to Participating in Entrepreneurship and Public Procurement in Africa

Despite positive steps taken on international, regional and national levels to promote strategies for women’s economic empowerment and inclusion, evidence still suggests that women are being excluded from public procurement processes.

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Strengthening Citizen Engagement During a Pandemic: A Look at São Paulo, Brazil

Leia em portugues aqui. The greatest lesson that São Paulo will carry from its second open government action plan is that collaboration matters and is an essential tool for effective answers to public challenges. In 2020, social participation during the…

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Debt Transparency: An Open Government Solution to Mitigating Debt Crises

Growing debt over the last two decades has left many resource-rich African countries on the verge of debt crises. Read how open government approaches can help.

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Democracy Beyond the Ballot Box: The Biden Imperative

The nation and the world breathed a giant sigh of relief as Joe Biden assumed the Presidency declaring “Democracy has prevailed.” Despite months of disinformation, culminating in the dangerous attempted coup, America weathered attacks on its most sacred foundation: the ballot box. 

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Trump’s Pardons and Putin’s Palace Show Why Biden Must Tackle Corruption at Home and Abroad

To save democracy at home, and build a stronger global coalition of democractic allies, the financing for authoritarianism must be made ever harder. Only a strong, diverse coalition of countries and civil society champions, with renewed US engagement, can achieve that goal.

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