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Explore stories about reformers inside and outside of government who are raising their voices to promote opportunity for all and create lasting change.


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Faces of Open Government: Danilo Manzano

Ecuador joined OGP in 2018 and are ready to submit their first action plan this year with a clear emphasis on inclusion. At the 6th OGP Global Summit, LGBTQ+ advocate and open government champion Danilo Manzano shared his thoughts about…

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Opening Government, Closing Civic Space: Resolving the Paradox

This article was originally published on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace website. While there is a growing movement for more government openness and accountability, governments around the world are also taking new measures to restrict civil society.   At…

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The Next Level: Open Contracting in Ottawa

He fled from the Taliban when he was 16. With little knowledge of English, he arrived in the UK and was barely granted asylum. With determination, he convinced a university to give him a chance and went on to become…

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How – Together – We Can Break the Roles

There are women who were the first….. Women who demanded justice… Women who defied silence…. And upended expectations... But this isn’t a story about some of us. This is a story about how we all move past the stereotypes that…

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Do We Trust Democracy? A Future Agenda for Europe

The European election of 2019 is said to be a watershed moment that will ask voters to choose between more or less Europe, between inclusion and diversity or exclusion and nationalism, and between societies that are more open or more closed.


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Break the Roles Voices: Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson was the first woman president in Ireland and went on to serve as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She shares her experience of being a woman in leadership and how part of opening governments to everyone is ensuring citizens have clear and easy access to justice.

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Implementing SDG16+ Through the Open Government Partnership

For more on OGP's work with the Sustainable Development Goals, read our publication of the same name, Implementing SDG16+ Through the Open Government Partnership, here. The challenge of building peaceful, just and inclusive societies is at the heart of the…

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Implementing SDG16+ Through the Open Government Partnership

The challenge of building peaceful, just and inclusive societies is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These global goals, agreed at the United Nations by all countries in 2015, are designed to provide a roadmap for a…

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Our Collective Imperative: Fighting for Democracy in the Americas

The Americas have been the vibrant heart of OGP from the outset. So it is appropriate that we seek to build strong alliance with the Organization of American States (OAS). In the Americas, 19 countries are members of OGP as…

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