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2021 OGP Academy: The Case for Open Government


Thanks for joining us!

The 2021 OGP Academy: The Case for Open Government is a virtual academic conference on open government co-hosted by the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and the Korean Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management (KDIS). The 2021 OGP Academy engaged academics and experts, shared new research developments in different areas of open government, captured open government impacts inside and outside of OGP, and devised new future research collaborations.

The OGP Academy consisted of an opening plenary and eight panel sessions. Panel sessions each included the presentation of an “anchor” paper and a panel of 2-3 additional speakers who presented ongoing or finalized research. The opening plenary featured a keynote speech by Minister Audrey Tang, Digital Minister of Taiwan, and highlights from three pieces of work that OGP has been involved in – OGP Vital Signs, Global Data Barometer’s political integrity database, and a preview of the OGP Decade Report.

  • Find recordings from the week on our “2021 OGP Academy” YouTube playlist here.
  • Read about highlights from the week and next steps on the projects carried into 2022 here.
  • Explore bios about the speakers, information about the speakers and more on the Whova event page here.
Session Theme Session Hosts Links
Opening Plenary KDIS and OGP Recordings: English French Korean Spanish
The Case for Access to Justice OGP & Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies Recordings:  English French Korean Spanish
Digital Governance and Public Communication KDIS Recordings: English Korean
The Case for Social Audits and Grievance Redress Mechanisms OGP & the Accountability Research Center Recordings: English French Korean Spanish
Citizen Participation and Local Development KDIS Recordings: English / Korean coming soon.
The Case for Open Contracting and Public Procurement OGP & Open Contracting Partnership  Recordings: English French Korean Spanish
Youth Participation and Representation in Public Life KDIS Recordings: English Korean
The Case for Fiscal Openness OGP, International Budget Partnership and the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency Recordings: English French Korean Spanish
Closing Session: An Approach to Political Integrity through Public Data OGP, Global Data Barometer and Transparency International Recordings: English French Korean Spanish

In previous editions of the OGP Academy, OGP published a call for proposals to invite research organizations to host panels on the methodology, pedagogy, and approaches to open government. Due to COVID-19, this year’s OGP Academy featured a limited number of virtual panels showcasing research done in collaboration with partner organizations. Thank you for attending the panels, engaging in debate, and networking with other researchers throughout the week. We hope to resume the traditional format in the next edition of OGP Academy.

For any follow-up questions to the 2021 OGP Academy, please email Paulina Ornelas at

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