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An Extraordinary Gathering to Build Back Better

We witnessed an extraordinary gathering on September 24, 2020.  In the midst of the pandemic, amidst global protests against inequality and systemic racism, amidst an unprecedented rise in authoritarian leaders attacking democracy and civic freedoms, a coalition of world leaders ...

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Reflections on an Unprecedented Year

The 2019-2020 OGP co-chairs reflect on their term and take stock on what's happened across the Partnership and the open government community these past twelve months.

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Can the COVID-19 Pandemic be a Turning Point for Democracy and Open Government?

Those of us who believe in open, inclusive and liberal democracy were already on the backfoot after years of rising authoritarianism, declining civic space and attacks on democratic norms even in countries that have been traditional champions of our values. The question now is, can the pandemic be a turning point?


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Renewing Democracy in 2021

For 14 consecutive years, civil and political liberties have declined globally and 2020 was no exception. Authoritarian leaders have been on the rise and civic space has been closing, with the COVID-19 pandemic sadly fuelling further opportunistic attacks on civil…

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Open Information is Key in the Fight Against Climate Change

At the beginning of the year, cities around the world in the C40 network (a climate leadership group) agreed that recovering from the pandemic requires a new commitment from cities to fight climate change. Cities occupy only 3% of the…

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Reflections on the Implementation of Public Sector Algorithmic Policy

Over the last few years, the way in which governments function has undergone a significant transformation, with more services being digitized for efficient and effective delivery.

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