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Can the COVID-19 Pandemic be a Turning Point for Democracy and Open Government?

Those of us who believe in open, inclusive and liberal democracy were already on the backfoot after years of rising authoritarianism, declining civic space and attacks on democratic norms even in countries that have been traditional champions of our values. The question now is, can the pandemic be a turning point?

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Faces of Open Government: Alhaji Garba Abubakar

Registrar General Alhaji Garba Abubakar from the Government of Nigeria discusses milestones in Nigeria's beneficial ownership transparency work and how Nigeria’s open government journey led to this moment. 

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Featured Commitment: Open Data and AI Policy

Read how Finland is working to establish easy-to-use, developer-friendly interfaces to share data resources with the public. This commitment is featured in the "What's in the 2019 Action Plans" publication.

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Featured Commitment: Digital Charter

Read how the UK is developing a digital charter to establish norms and rules for the online sphere. This commitment is featured in the "What's in the 2019 Action Plans" publication.

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