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Engaging in the Open Aid Partnership and promoting ICT4D (SE0006)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Sweden Action Plan 2012-2013

Action Plan Cycle: 2012

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA)

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Aid, E-Government

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: No

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information Public Accountability , Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Innovative technologies, such as geocoding aid activities is a powerful way to show what donors are doing and where, and therefore also helpful in increasing transparency and in the debate on the division of labour. Recognising the significant impact that these innovations can have on improving development effectiveness, the World Bank Institute and bilateral donor partners, foundations and civil society have formed an Open Aid Partnership. Further, support to initiatives related to open data and information and communication technology (ICT) that create opportunities for increased participation from a broader spectrum of the population. Exploring and investing in ICT is key for enhanced accountability, increased openness and transparency worldwide. The Swedish agenda for ICT in development cooperation includes Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) with the purpose of contributing to improved prospects for poverty reduction, Business for Development, accountability, increased democratic participation, inclusive economic growth, freedom of expression and knowledge development, ICT for enhanced accountability and eGovernment


Sweden's Commitments

  1. Starred commitment citizen-centered e-government

    SE0013, 2016, Environment and Climate

  2. Re-use of public administration documents and open data

    SE0014, 2016, Land & Spatial Planning

  3. transparency in aid management

    SE0015, 2016, Aid

  4. Developing a new format for dialogue with CSOs

    SE0016, 2016, Public Participation

  5. Putting citizens at the centre (eGovernment) of government administration reforms

    SE0008, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  6. A step further on the re-use of public administration documents

    SE0009, 2014, Capacity Building

  7. Increased access to Swedish aid information

    SE0010, 2014, Aid

  8. Improved opportunities for dialogue and transparency in aid management and implementation

    SE0011, 2014, Aid

  9. Increased aid transparency at global level

    SE0012, 2014, Aid

  10. Continuing the development of the Openaid.se platform

    SE0001, 2012, Aid

  11. Ensuring full implementation of the IATI standard by 2015

    SE0002, 2012, Aid

  12. Implementing the commitments in the Busan Partnership document

    SE0003, 2012, Aid

  13. Playing a leading role in the Building Block on Transparency

    SE0004, 2012, Capacity Building

  14. Contributing to further define the work towards an EU Transparency Guarantee

    SE0005, 2012, Capacity Building

  15. Engaging in the Open Aid Partnership and promoting ICT4D

    SE0006, 2012, Aid

  16. Broadening open government commitments

    SE0007, 2012, OGP