August 16, 2018 - 12:57pm
The global wave of political transitions over the last few years have challenged progress towards greater openness in OGP countries. Seven years after OGP launched, many civil society activists and reformers inside government find themselves now faced with obstacles to introducing open government...
August 14, 2018 - 5:21pm
2018 is shaping up to be a busy year for the OGP Multi-Donor Trust Fund (OGP MDTF), a resource for supporting OGP members and partners developed in partnership by the Open Government Partnership and World Bank with generous support from Department for International Development, Global Affairs...
August 14, 2018 - 5:22am
A few weeks ago, the Government of Georgia hosted the Fifth Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Tbilisi. The event provided an opportunity for leaders from more than 78 participating countries, 20 local governments and a wide range of stakeholders to exchange ideas on how they are making...
August 13, 2018 - 1:22pm
We are pleased to announce that registration and the call for ideas for the agenda have opened for the 2018 OGP Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting to be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea on 5-6 November 2018. Hosted by the Government of the Republic of Korea in collaboration with...
August 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
Miranda Patrucic is among the most famous investigative journalists in the world, having worked on the Panama Papers and investigated corruption in Azerbaijan’s ruling family. She is a part of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) team, an international journalism...
August 7, 2018 - 11:59am
OGP lobbies for more inclusiveness on both the governmental and social level; yet how does an initiative this big ensures it stays inclusive itself? The challenge begins with uniting various groups working on different themes, and ends with involving the least represented groups. Besides...
August 6, 2018 - 2:09pm
Canada is getting ready to be the next OGP co-chair, and will be hosting the Global Summit next year. The national government has included open government into its agenda, and is working on promoting more digital tools and inclusiveness throughout its provinces. I spoke with Jaimie Boyd, Director...
August 3, 2018 - 1:08pm
The Justice Ministers of Albania, Armenia, FYRO Macedonia, Argentina, and Georgia formed a coalition to push for access to justice in OGP during the OGP Global Summit in Georgia. European Youth Press spoke to the Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Argentina, German Garavano, about the way the...
July 19, 2018 - 10:51am
Citizen Participation, Anti-Corruption and Delivery of Health, Education and Water Services Key Themes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tbilisi, Georgia - For one week, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and the Government of Georgia hosted over ninety governments, hundreds of civil society organizations...
July 18, 2018 - 4:05pm
Open and free societies are under threat. There are fewer and fewer communities that empower people to engage politically, prosper economically, and thrive socially—and a lack of accountable leadership, commitment to civic space, and strong public services needed to build and maintain them. We...
July 18, 2018 - 2:36am
En un mundo lleno de autocracia, burocracia y opacidad, es fácil sentirse en una constante batalla. Hoy en día, la gente confía en sus gobiernos menos que nunca. Los gobiernos autocráticos han tomado las riendas de los países que antes pensábamos que eran los bastiones de la democracia. En las...
July 18, 2018 - 2:01am
In a world full of autocracy, bureaucracy, and opacity, it can be easy to feel like you’re fighting an uphill battle against these trends. Trust in government is at historic lows. Autocratic leaders have taken the reins in countries once thought bastions of democracy. Voter engagement has been...
July 17, 2018 - 2:39pm
Opening Plenary, OGP Global Summit, Georgia This blog is adapted from remarks made by Open Government Partnership CEO Sanjay Pradhan at the Opening Plenary of the 2018 Global Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia, on July 18, 2018. Since our 2016 Global Summit in Paris, our world has gotten even tougher,...
July 17, 2018 - 8:43am
La quinta Cumbre Global de Gobierno Abierto (del 17 al 19 de julio) que se llevará a cabo en Tiflis, Georgia se enfocará en la participación ciudadana, la lucha contra la corrupción y la provisión de servicios públicos. Como socio multilateral, PNUD ha apoyado a la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto...
July 17, 2018 - 8:39am
En la Unión Europea, hay muy poca confianza en las instituciones y no hemos sido capaces de responder a los retos políticos. Existe un miedo generalizado a los líderes políticos con falsas promesas, conservadores radicales y a los políticos que buscan impulsar prácticas antidemocráticas y...
July 17, 2018 - 8:37am
De una u otra manera, Open Heroines ha evolucionado con cada Cumbre de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto (OGP por sus siglas en inglés). La primera vez que nos reunimos como grupo fue en la Cumbre de 2015 de la Ciudad de México; ahí hablamos sobre nuestro trabajo y experiencias en el gobierno...
July 17, 2018 - 8:33am
La contratación abierta tiene el potencial de lograr cambios profundos en el terreno político.   Aunque suene aburrido y muy técnico, es un tema que puede tener impactos reales. Se trata de eliminar esquemas de precios fijos en la provisión de desayunos escolares y medicamentos para los enfermos...
July 17, 2018 - 8:28am
El Acuerdo de París de 2015 fue considerado un parteaguas en las negociaciones internacionales sobre cambio climático, pues en él los países establecieron el objetivo de común de limitar el aumento en la temperatura a menos de 2 grados centígrados y fortalecer los esfuerzos de adaptación; además,...
July 17, 2018 - 8:19am
Imagina que eres un funcionario de gobierno encargado de asegurar el manejo adecuado de los fondos públicos de una comunidad. Un día te enteras que un hospital que debió construirse y que supuestamente ya se construyó solamente existe en papel. Este escenario se vivió en el estado de Kaduna en...
July 17, 2018 - 8:09am
Este blog es una adaptación del discurso que se dio en el Día de la Sociedad Civil en la Cumbre Global de Tiflis, Georgia el 17 de julio de 2018.   En el pasado día de la sociedad civil de finales del 2016, estábamos viviendo el inicio de una ola de populismo en Estados Unidos y en todo el mundo...
July 17, 2018 - 7:59am
La Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto y World Vision unen fuerzas No tengo palabras para expresar el honor que fue para mí que le pusieran mi nombre a un bebé en Indonesia. Candra Besi nació en una clínica local de Kupang, Indonesia durante un viaje en el que visité la localidad para ver los...
July 17, 2018 - 2:36am
Truly open, accountable governance cannot be advanced from the top down. Nor can it come about without the leadership of half the world’s population - young people. That’s why I’m excited to see a strong focus on youth in the upcoming Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Tbilisi. In my...
July 17, 2018 - 2:00am
This blog is adapted from remarks given at Civil Society Day at the OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia on July 17th, 2018. At the last Global Civil Society Day in late 2016, we had just woken up to a new dawn in the US and a wave of populism around the world. They were - and remain -...
July 17, 2018 - 2:00am
Over 90 Governments and Hundreds of Civil Society Organizations Convene in Tbilisi to Strengthen Open Government FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2018 Tbilisi, Georgia - The Open Government Partnership (OGP), and the Government of Georgia launched the 5th OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi at a high-...
July 17, 2018 - 1:35am
When leaders from the Open Government Partnership gathered for a high-level retreat in April of this year to discuss key priorities for the partnership, one theme came through clearly in the many rich discussions amongst government and civil society leaders: we need to connect open government...

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