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...
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...
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...

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