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Read the latest debates and developments on open government issues authored by OGP’s global community.


Global Report

The promise of democracy is often defined by the ballot box, where citizens determine who will represent their interests in government. That promise, however, too often fails to translate to the reality of people’s daily lives...


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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The Open Government Partnership, together with Carleton University, is pleased to convene the 2nd academic conference on open government at the OGP Global Summit in Ottawa, Canada 2019. The theme of the conference (#OGPAcademy19) is ‘Participation, Inclusion, and Impact,' and it will feature presentations from more than two dozen academics and students from around the world.

Whether you are inside or outside of OGP, you may not yet be convinced of the benefits of opening government. When you open government, what do you get in return? If you are asking this question, this guide is for you.

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Democracy Beyond the Ballot Box

How Does Government Serve its Citizens, Instead of Itself? In 2011, government leaders and civil society advocates came together to create a unique partnership – one that combines these powerful forces to promote accountable, responsive and inclusive governance. Seventy-nine countries…

Do we practice what we preach?

During the OGP Summit May 2019 Steering Committee member and current PhD Researcher, Lucy McTernan, (University of York, UK) will be observing proceedings to collect data for a project examining the ways that Global Civil Society and Inter-Governmental Organisations relate,…

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