January 9, 2012 - 8:47am
The Open Government Partnership has invited applications from civil society organizations (CSOs) for participation in the OGP April meeting in Brazil.
January 9, 2012 - 8:45am
As part of the Open Government Partnership, the US Government’s National Action Plan was released and the White House asked for input from the public on how citizen participation could be improved, facilitated, and measured. Here is OSFA's response, which we submitted on January 3rd, 2012.
January 9, 2012 - 6:57am
Along these lines, I found this late November interview by IBM's John Reinhardt of Julie McCarthy at The Open Government Partnership--a new initiative designed to promote open and accountable government--to be fascinating. So I figured I'd share it with you.
January 5, 2012 - 9:34am
  This past September, Obama announced the creation of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a coalition of 46 nations which have agreed to make their data more transparent. Outlined in the agreement are several promises; to make government affairs more transparent, to promote civic...
January 5, 2012 - 9:27am
The minister held a Twitter town hall in mid-December as part of a public consultation on how to improve its transparency, as Canada prepares to join the International Open Government Partnership and present its plan to a global forum in Brazil in a few months.
January 5, 2012 - 9:24am
The United States is working in partnership with the corporate sector, NGOs and governments to advance human rights.
December 15, 2011 - 10:05am
Last week, the IBP presented recommendations to participating governments at a meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Brazil. When the OGP was launched on 20 September 2011, eight founding governments made specific and measurable commitments to open government supported by a...
December 12, 2011 - 2:17pm
Data.gov has become a signature of the Obama administration's open government effort. Now the United States has spearheaded a worldwide transparency drive called the Open Government Partnership.
December 12, 2011 - 2:15pm
The OpenTheGovernment.org report picks through the 26 commitments outlined in the U.S. National Action Plan for open government and vows to release an assessment of the administration's performance on its NAP commitments in September 2012. 
December 12, 2011 - 11:37am
Recognizing the significant impact that these innovations and an empowered civil society can have on improving development effectiveness, the World Bank Institute and bilateral donor partners, foundations and civil society have formed an Open Aid Partnership. The Partnership will be working in...
December 10, 2011 - 10:20am
In Canada, Stephen Harper brought in the Federal Accountabiliy Act in 2006, the very first bill from his new government. The FAA toughened up lobbying rules, promised to protect whistleblowers from negative repercussions, limited political donations and extended the Access to Information Act to...
December 8, 2011 - 8:53am
"We want to hear from Canadians on how we can advance the Open Government initiative in Canada," said Minister Clement. "The valuable input we receive will help us develop an action plan for the International Open Government Partnership, and help make the Government of Canada more...
December 8, 2011 - 8:52am
The U.S. government has, as part of it’s stated commitment to open government, released open-source code for portions of Data.gov, the U.S. data repository created as part of President Obama’s Open Government Initiative.
December 6, 2011 - 6:18am
Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs María Otero is in Brasilia, Brazil, December 5 and 6 to lead the United States delegation to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) International Steering Committee meeting and to engage in bilateral discussions with senior Brazilian...
December 6, 2011 - 6:16am
The release follows a September White House announcement that, as part of the Open Government Partnership, a multilateral government transparency effort that includes dozens of countries, it would take steps toward open sourcing Data.gov to make the platform available for other countries.
October 8, 2011 - 7:27pm
Many see openness as a cure for corruption and incompetence in public administration. The problem is how to turn the fan base into an effective lobby.  A new global club may help. The Open Government Partnership (OGP), launched last month at the UN, sets basic standards of openness, such as...
October 4, 2011 - 11:52pm
President Obama on Tuesday urged world leaders to push forward with transparency and citizen engagement, calling open government "the essence of democracy." At the same time, the White House rolled out the next phase of its own open government strategy.
October 4, 2011 - 11:51pm
The United States and Brazil on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in New York launched a transparency initiative for open government, reported the Epoch Times. Called the Open Government Partnership (OGP), the initiative includes 46 governments around the world and is an effort to support "national efforts to...
October 4, 2011 - 11:49pm
The U.S. committed to implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative as part of the launch of the Open Government Partnership, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The U.S was one of eight nations on Tuesday to release their commitments to the Open Government Partnership, a...
October 4, 2011 - 11:48pm
President Obama said last fall in a speech at the United Nations that he wanted governments to be transparent: “In all parts of the world, we see the promise of innovation to make government more open and accountable,” he told the U.N. General Assembly in September 2010.
October 4, 2011 - 11:45pm
Representatives from more 40 nations aspiring to the ideals of an open society convened in New York on Tuesday to announce their shared commitment to transparency and greater civic participation in public affairs. The event is part of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative that was...
October 4, 2011 - 11:42pm
President Barack Obama has called on world governments to promote transparency and openness, speaking at the inauguration of the US-Brazilian initiative Open Government Partnership, at the UN. The American leader addressed both emerging and established democracies. In his opinion, new technologies...
October 4, 2011 - 11:40pm
NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday challenged the heads and representatives of 46 countries to improve government at the Open Government Partnership meeting.
October 4, 2011 - 11:38pm
This week, President Obama is in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly to meet with partners and address a range of issues with the international community, including open government.
October 4, 2011 - 11:37pm
U.S. President Barack Obama has told a forum in New York that open societies, economies and governments make the “strongest foundation for human progress.” The U.S. president spoke Tuesday at the United Nations to inaugurate a new international Open Government Partnership.

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