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Launching Open Response + Open Recovery

We are launching a campaign - Open Response + Open Recovery - to highlight the ways in which transparency, accountability, inclusivity, and public participation can make a difference.

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Open Response, Open Recovery

OGP CEO Sanjay Pradhan writes about how the COVID-19 pandemic has compelled governments and citizens alike to take unprecedented, mitigating actions. In their shared struggle, mutual trust between government and citizenry can be key for successful, mutually-reinforcing response and recovery.

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Emergency Procurement for COVID-19: Buying Fast, Open and Smart

As you scour those empty supermarket shelves, spare a thought for those buying for governments. Public procurement professionals across the world are under immense pressure as they shop around to meet the huge demand for medical equipment and supplies —…


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An Open Government Antidote to COVID-19

The spread of Covid-19 has closed much of the world, and the strain on healthcare and other essential workers is unprecedented. For the most vulnerable, lockdowns impose extreme hardships. It will take the collective action of citizens, civil society and governments to respond and recover from this pandemic. But in order to be fair and effective, that response and recovery must be open and inclusive.

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How Legislative Footprints and Lobby Registers Can Rebuild Trust

As global distrust in democracies grows, we believe intransparent legislative structures are a big factor. When lobbyists influence laws, it can create feelings of injustice and distrust within a society. Yet, lobbying, or the articulation of and advocacy for various interests, is essential for democracies. So, what does a fair and transparent lobbying system that enhances trust for political procedures look like?

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Open Government Approaches to Tackling COVID-19

Shortly after the WHO declared a global pandemic, the OGP Support Unit announced a COVID-19 crowdsourcing exercise. We asked for examples from the open government community to tackle the pandemic using open government approaches including citizen participation, transparency and accountability.…

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Covid-19 and the Shrinking Space for Dissent

Activists in developing countries are seeing civic space shrink as the pandemic takes hold This article was first published by Apolitical. Click here to read the original article. On 15 March, a group of civil society activists peacefully gathered in Niger’s capital,…

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