March 11, 2013 - 9:24pm
<p><strong><strong><img alt="" height="507" src="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/uganda.jpg" width="475" /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align:justify">Originally posted on...
March 8, 2013 - 5:36pm
<p>The term “Open Government” (OG, hereafter) has been used since the 70s to refer to the effort to reduce bureaucratic opacity and open up governments to public scrutiny. Current notions of GA are thus the result of more than four decades of endeavours to increase the transparency of...
March 7, 2013 - 8:37pm
<p align="center"><a href="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/TI-Ukraine.jpg"><img alt="" height="374" src="/sites/default/files/resize/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/TI-Ukraine-574x374.jpg" width="574" /></a...
March 7, 2013 - 3:23pm
<p>After an impressive turnout in Monday’s presidential elections, one thing is clear about Kenya: citizens are energized and ready to participate in shaping the future of their country.</p> <p>Despite concerns of violence, voters in Kenya were <a href="http://www.reuters....
March 4, 2013 - 6:20pm
<p><img alt="" height="400" src="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Palo-Alto.jpg" width="600" /></p> <p>In 2012, the <a href="http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow...
March 1, 2013 - 3:56pm
<p>The Open Government Partnership Networking Mechanism is pleased to announce a Webinar on E-Petitions - Giving Voice to Citizens taking place on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 10:00 - 11:00 AM Washington DC (EST) | 2:00 - 3:00 PM London (GMT). Please see the details below.</p> <p>...
March 1, 2013 - 2:44pm
<p>Bucharest, Romania – 26 high school students, 14 hours of programming in 2 days, 5 ambitious online platforms aimed at improving government transparency and accountability. This describes the event that took place this past weekend (23/24 February 2013) at the headquarters of the Romanian...
February 27, 2013 - 6:01pm
<p>In February 12 and 13 Costa Rica’s Digital Government Secretariat conducted outreach activities aimed at disseminating the Open Government Partnership’s (OGP) mission among civil society and government officials.  The Secretariat also presented its draft action plan to the public. Costa...
February 27, 2013 - 3:02pm
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/@scrawford" target="_blank" title="Susan Crawford on Twitter" rel="nofollow">Susan Crawford</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/bethnoveck" target="_blank" title="Beth Noveck on...
February 27, 2013 - 2:32pm
<p>[<a href="#ES" rel="nofollow">Español abajo</a>] Dear OGP Stakeholders, The Independent Reporting Mechanism's (IRM) <a href="http://ogpirm.digress.it/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Research Guide</a> is...
February 22, 2013 - 1:41pm
<p><img alt="" height="466" src="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Croatian-parliament1.png" title="Croatian parliament" width="700" /></p> <p>On February 15 2013, the Croatian Parliament adopted a new Freedom...
February 21, 2013 - 8:54pm
<p style="text-align:center"><a href="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/SSIR.png" title="SSIR"><img alt="" height="522" src="/sites/default/files/resize/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/SSIR-391x522.png" title="...
February 21, 2013 - 2:16pm
<p>The Open Government Partnership’s <a href="http://www.opengovpartnership.org/independent-reporting-mechanism" target="_blank">IRM</a> is a key means by which all stakeholders can track progress on OGP action plans in participating countries. By tracking...
February 20, 2013 - 5:17pm
<p><em>This blog was originally posted via the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/francis-maude/francis-maude-burma-open-g... target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Huffington Post website</a>.</em> Let's be honest. Burma isn't the...
February 18, 2013 - 8:37pm
<p><a href="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/phone.jpg" title="phone"><img alt="" height="461" src="/sites/default/files/resize/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/phone-694x461.jpg" title="phone" width="694...
February 18, 2013 - 1:08pm
<p><em>Jakarta, Indonesia – 18 February 2013</em></p> <p style="text-align:center"> This Storify is posting key tweets and other content from the meeting (most recent at the bottom).</p> <p style="text-align:center"><span style="...
February 15, 2013 - 5:02pm
<p><img alt="" height="467" src="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Reichstag.jpg" title="Reichstag" width="700" /></p> <p>Germany's official policy on transparency and accountability is lacking commitment...
February 15, 2013 - 12:43pm
<p><strong>The Hungarian government published its draft action at the end of January. While it was developed in cooperation with CSO participants, the final draft does not contain but a few elements of the NGOs’ suggestions - its major part is a mere repetition of the government's...
February 11, 2013 - 9:57pm
<p style="text-align:justify"><a href="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Budzeti_01.jpg" title="Budzeti_01"><img alt="" height="144" src="/sites/default/files/resize/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Budzeti_01-449x144.jpg...
February 6, 2013 - 12:10pm
<p style="text-align:center"><em>The implementation of open government principles in Indonesia is unique because of the country’s structure as a unitary-decentralized state. As a result, openness has to be promoted both at the national and local levels. OGI Regional Pilot...
February 5, 2013 - 5:24pm
<p><a href="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ogp-africa.jpg" title="ogp africa"><img alt="" height="419" src="/sites/default/files/resize/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ogp-africa-698x419.jpg" title="ogp africa"...
February 4, 2013 - 8:59pm
<p>Janice Charette, associate secretary to the cabinet, Government of Canada, talks about integrity in public service. The degree to which public servants are held in high esteem, she says, depends on their own high integrity, transparency and accountability. They must also be responsive and...
February 1, 2013 - 3:22pm
<p>Participatory budgeting -  which involves local people when making decisions about how public money is spent on specific projects -  has proved popular with voters and is here to stay. Our certainty about that comes at least in part from the work we've done with our <a href="...
January 31, 2013 - 7:20pm
<p style="text-align:center"><em>As one of the founding members and the current supporting co-chair of Open Government Partnership, Indonesia has its own experiences dealing with the issues of opening its government. This blog post explores the unique situations and dynamics...
January 31, 2013 - 2:19pm
<p style="text-align:center"><em>By Linda Frey, OGP Support Unit Executive Director </em></p> <p>On January 2nd I started as Executive Director of the Open Government Partnership Support Unit.  Quite a mouthful, huh?  Most of my family members still have only...

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