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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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How Can Extractive Sector Laws and Policies Contribute to Gender Equality?

What do governments and international organizations mean when they say that they aim to advance gender equity in the context of natural resource governance? 

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“Following the Money” During a Pandemic is Tough but OGP Could be the Game-Changer

Since the return to democracy in 1999, nothing exposed Nigeria’s negligence, unpreparedness and unwillingness to deliver quality healthcare more than COVID-19. During the military dictatorship, Nigeria had earned notorious labels as irredeemably corrupt, and hopeless by the international community. So,…

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An Open Government Approach to Facing the Pandemic in Latin America: What We Heard

As part of the regional discussions around the Open Response + Open Recovery, the Latin American community got together a month ago, convinced that the solutions to the pandemic must rely on openness, and exploring ways to better articulate our…

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Ready to Act: Open Gov, Service Delivery & COVID-19

COVID-19 shocked our lives. More than 7 million people worldwide have tested positive for the virus, with frontline workers, health systems, and vulnerable populations suffering the most. COVID is disrupting our working routines and changing our plans and strategic priorities.…

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Open Algorithms: Experiences from France, the Netherlands and New Zealand

Algorithms - analytical systems that process data and supplement or replace decision-making previously undertaken by people - have become an essential way for governments to improve delivery of public services and implementation of policy. More and more, governments are using…

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