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 - 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...
July 17, 2018 - 1:32am
In the European Union, trust in public institutions is at a low, and attractive answers to political challenges have become scarce. Many fear that political leaders with false promises, right wing radicals, or simple political adventures can further spread anti-democratic governance and hijack...
July 16, 2018 - 9:38am
OGP was born out of the conviction that listening to civil society is a key ingredient in good governance and effective policy-making. Engaging our very own civil society partners is therefore not only practicing what we preach, but also an excellent way of gauging where we are and how we can...
July 16, 2018 - 2:36am
As Georgia welcomes the world to Tbilisi for the 5th Open Government Global Summit, here are some key things to be the look out for during the week. Seventy-six OGP countries and local communities are in the process of drafting new action plans.  Look for signals on what ambitious commitments...
July 16, 2018 - 2:36am
    Imagine you are a government official responsible for ensuring the proper management of public funds which are the lifeblood of your community. One day you learn that a new hospital promised to a community in your jurisdiction, and which was supposedly already built, only exists on paper....
July 15, 2018 - 2:36am
The 5th Global Open Government Summit (17-19 July), held in Tbilisi, Georgia, will focus on civic engagement, fighting corruption and public service delivery. UNDP has supported the Open Government Partnership (OGP) for the past seven years as a multilateral partner. For many countries, the Global...
July 15, 2018 - 2:36am
Open Government Partnership and World Vision join forces I can’t accurately express the honour of having a little baby boy in Indonesia named after me. Candra Besi was born at a local health clinic in Kupang, Indonesia during my visit to better understand the changes brought about through the...
July 14, 2018 - 2:48am
Opening up public contracting can reshape the political landscape profoundly. It might sound boring and technocratic, but it’s actually about political change that delivers real impact. It’s about breaking up price-fixing schemes in delivering school meals to children and medicines to the sick; it...
July 14, 2018 - 2:36am
Increasing transparency, boosting the role of business, and deepening civic engagement in government contracting are powerful ways to deter fraud and corruption, craft better agreements, build trust, and promote a more competitive business environment. But how can we apply these principles to...
July 13, 2018 - 8:03am
En diciembre de 2015, la República Argentina inició un camino de reconstrucción de sus instituciones y de apertura al mundo. El propio presidente Mauricio Macri reafirmó durante la apertura de las sesiones legislativas la importancia de trabajar para “construir un gobierno abierto a sus ciudadanos...
July 12, 2018 - 4:14pm
The 2015 Paris Agreement was heralded as a breakthrough in international climate diplomacy, resulting in a shared commitment to limit global temperature rise to well below two degrees Celsius and step up efforts to adapt to its impacts, while giving countries the flexibility to develop their own...
July 12, 2018 - 12:40pm
In one way or another,  Open Heroines is evolving with every Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit.  We first gathered as a group at the 2015 OGP Summit in Mexico City, where we  discussed our work and our experience as women in open government in a safe space.  A year later, at the 2016 Summit...
July 12, 2018 - 12:32pm
Cities are responsible for 80 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally, while occupying only two percent of global land area. Considering that cities will be home to two-thirds of the human population by 2050, enlisting them in the fight against climate change is crucial to curb global...
July 12, 2018 - 11:10am
“The era of liberal democracy is over.” Just a few years ago, this statement would have been hubristic. Today, however, those words from newly re-elected Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speak to a global context where democracy and openness are under attack. Human rights abuses, challenges to...
July 11, 2018 - 8:54pm
Water crises in India and South Africa have made headlines this year, exposing looming water risks not only in those two countries but around the world. In fact, the most vulnerable members of society already experience acute levels of water insecurity every day. According to the World Health...
July 11, 2018 - 9:54am
There has been a lot of talk during the past years about the value of OGP for its countries, including those in the Eastern Partnership (EaP)[i]. One of the biggest challenges faced by many of us working on the open government agenda on the ground was the need to reiterate the importance of open...
July 10, 2018 - 10:47am
Signed in Grand-Bassam, Cote d'Ivoire, on 27 May 2018. The Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and the Open Government Partnership (OGP) co-hosted a joint workshop from 25 to 26 May 2018 in Grand Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire, which was attended by representatives from Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, South Africa...
July 9, 2018 - 4:54pm
The implementation of Action Plans during political transitions in Africa has often been hampered by a lack of understanding of the objectives of open governance and the benefits of improving systems, procedures, and processes that work for the good of citizens. Liberia, for example, became part...
July 5, 2018 - 5:03pm
The Open Government Partnership publishes mid-term progress report on Sri Lanka’s open government efforts. COLOMBO, SRI LANKA – The annual summit of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia between 17-19 July 2018. The global summit will see heads of state,...
June 20, 2018 - 7:48pm
Hayat Center es una organización no gubernamental establecida en 2006 por un grupo de jóvenes activistas de Jordania. A través de su programa de monitoreo de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto RASED, Hayat Center-RASED trabaja en el monitoreo del desempeño del gobierno de Jordania en los...
June 20, 2018 - 7:03pm
Hayat Center is a non-governmental organization established by a group of young Jordanian activists in 2006. Through its RASED for Open Government Partnership Monitoring Program, Hayat Center-RASED works on monitoring the Jordanian government’s performance in selected open government...
June 12, 2018 - 3:14pm
Desde el ingreso a la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto (AGA, u OGP por sus siglas en inglés, Open Government Partnership), en noviembre de 2011, la República del Paraguay ha tenido 3 presidentes: Fernando Lugo (15/08/2008-22/06/2012), Luis Federico Franco (22/06/2012-15/08/2013) y actualmente...
June 11, 2018 - 7:49pm
Para Europa, éste es un momento histórico de oportunidades y retos. El viejo continente está enfrentando una desconfianza ciudadana y un populismo sin precedentes. Debido a la estructura de la Unión Europea (UE), cualquier desequilibrio local puede convertirse en una crisis para toda Europa. Sin...
June 11, 2018 - 3:09pm
Europe stands at a cusp of historic opportunities and challenges. The Old Continent is confronting unprecedented challenges of low citizen trust and rising populism. The unique structure of the European Union (EU) can turn any local fire into the next Europe-wide crisis. Yet, that same close-knit...

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