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 - 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
There are 1.8 billion young people in the world, and it is the fastest growing age group on the planet. Although dynamic, youth is often deprived access to decision-makers, especially in developing countries. Through open government, young activists attempt to tackle the global divide and...
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. Yikes!...
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...

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