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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...

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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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Innovations in Democratic Oversight of Surveillance from OGP Members

Overview Limitations on surveillance are necessary for a prosperous society. Citizen oversight is an essential part of that function. Citizen oversight requires investment in (a) transparency and disclosure of activities and impacts; (b) public access to formal oversight mechanisms; (c) adequate safeguards for…

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