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Civic Space and Open Government Reform in Asia and the Pacific

Now more than ever, it is critical that countries in the region address civic space restrictions both through the OGP framework and beyond. Here are a few actions to take.

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A Look Inside OGP Local Action Plans from the Eastern Partnership

Since 2020, OGP Local has welcomed eleven new local members from the Eastern Partnership region; in 2020, we welcomed Akhaltsikhe, Khoni, and Ozurgeti in Georgia; Khmelnytskyi, Vinnytsia and Ternopil in Ukraine and Vanadzor and Gyumri in Armenia, and in 2022 Kutaisi and Rustavi from Georgia and Armavir and Yerevan from Armenia joined the Partnership. 

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Algorithms and Human Rights: Understanding Their Impacts

Human rights algorithmic impact assessments have emerged as an accountability tool to identify potential harms, mitigate unintended impacts, and inform policy decisions on the use of algorithms across key policy areas including health, and education. 

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Faces of Open Government: Philip Thigo

Philip Thigo has been the OGP point of contact in the Government of Kenya for many years, working with civil society partners to advance the open government agenda in the country.

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What We’re Hearing: A Look at the Online Discussions of the Future of OGP

This blog post includes provisional results of our online strategy discussions. The results will be out of date as soon as this is published. You can dig into the live results yourself at the bottom of this post. Last month…

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Toward Gender and Youth-Focused Sustainable Development at the Local Level

The 2030 Agenda is a key tool to deepen the open government development model. Working with an array of stakeholders like the private sector...

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Supreme Audit Institutions: Natural Allies to Open Government

Governments are entrusted with the power to collect, allocate, and spend public funds. Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) provide a check on governments’ use of public resources through regular audits of government budgets and expenditures. SAIs provide objective and unbiased information…

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