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Regulatory Governance in the Open Government Partnership

When citizens understand and help to shape the rules that govern society, regulations are more effective, business environments are stronger, and levels of corruption are lower. Since the founding of OGP, many members have made commitments to improve regulatory governance. This paper looks at these OGP reforms, together with data from the World Bank’s Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance ...

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Transparency and Accountability at the Frontlines of Justice

The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other Black Americans have brought to light systemic and entrenched racism. While these killings took place in the U.S., racism, discrimination, and attacks on peaceful assemblies are deeply rooted across the globe...

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Transparency and Accountability at the Frontlines of Justice: Access to Civil or Criminal Legal Aid

Access to justice is more than just access to lawyers or courts. It is a component of the rule of law, which at its core allows that individuals and communities with legal needs know where to go for help, can obtain the help they need, and can move through a system...

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Transparency and Accountability at the Frontlines of Justice: Police Data Transparency

A lack of transparent or comparable police data inhibits the public and policymakers’ ability to fully understand and address problematic police practices and their consequences. OGP members are increasingly taking the initiative to open police data...

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Transparency and Accountability at the Frontlines of Justice: Citizen Oversight of Police

Recent civil unrest in the United States has exposed high levels of public distrust toward police, which similarly exists in many other countries. This distrust is particularly strong among minority communities, who often face disproportionate mistreatment at the hands of police around the world...

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Transparency and Accountability at the Frontlines of Justice: Freedom of Assembly

Enshrined in international law and an established global norm, the freedom of peaceful assembly is a fundamental right to collectively express, promote, pursue, and defend a common interest without fear of retribution. Beyond its normative value, freedom of assembly is essential...

Digital Governance – What Role Could OGP Play?

Seeking innovation and employing new technologies for opening up government has been central to OGP's mission and a key area of focus for OGP since its founding in 2011. As of July 2019, OGP participants have made more than 1,700…

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