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Government Accountability and Responsiveness During COVID-19

ADB and OGP Innovation Challenge

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This challenge is now closed. 


Combining innovation, technology and citizen engagement to ensure COVID-19-related spending, stimulus, and safety net measures benefit those most in need

The Final event of the Government Accountability and Responsiveness during COVID-19 Innovation Challenge took place online on January 28, 2021. Each of the 4 finalist teams pitched their solution for 15 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q&A with the ADB Jury members. The selected team – GoodGovPH – will receive seed funding of USD 10,000 or more to pilot their selected solution in ADB’s developing member countries.

Congratulations again to our selected team and all finalists! Stay tuned for a piece on the four finalists soon.


About the Challenge

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), in collaboration with the Open Government Partnership (OGP), aims to explore how digital technology can be leveraged to strengthen the monitoring of COVID-19 related spending and improve feedback and grievance redressal mechanisms. 

COVID-19 continues to threaten lives and livelihoods throughout the Asia Pacific region. In response, governments have taken economic measures to safeguard the health of its citizens and support the economy. Stimulus and safety net packages have been distributed, intended to reach citizens and businesses in need. Governments continue to plan and allocate significant additional resources to fund COVID-19 response and recovery. Thus, public spending must be transparent and monitored. Institutions must be made accountable to manage the economic impacts effectively, as well as duly respond to citizens’ needs.

Learn more on the ADB site

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