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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...


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Justice Policy Series, Part II: Open Justice

Sections of Part II will be posted here as they become available. Find the whole series here. Open Justice – Executive Summary This paper suggests a way forward in an area that faces several complex and growing challenges. Open justice…

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What’s in the 2019 Action Plans

Explore commitments OGP members made in their 2019 action plans, including commitments to watch in each of the eight focus policy areas in OGP’s three year strategy.

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Regulatory Governance in the Open Government Partnership

When citizens understand and help to shape the rules that govern society, regulations are more effective, business environments are stronger, and levels of corruption are lower. This paper looks at these OGP reforms, together with data from the World Bank’s Global Indicators of Regulatory Governance.

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Transparency and Accountability at the Frontlines of Justice

The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other Black Americans have brought to light systemic and entrenched racism. While these killings took place in the U.S., racism, discrimination, and attacks on peaceful assemblies are deeply rooted across the globe...

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Transparency and Accountability at the Frontlines of Justice: Access to Civil or Criminal Legal Aid

Access to justice is more than just access to lawyers or courts. It is a component of the rule of law, which at its core allows that individuals and communities with legal needs know where to go for help, can obtain the help they need, and can move through a system...

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