April 11, 2012 - 3:18pm
<p><em>The following blog entry was written by <a href="http://americaspeaks.org/about/people/staff/dr-carolyn-j-lukensmeyer-2/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer</a>, an innovator in deliberative democracy, public...
April 11, 2012 - 1:17pm
 Secretary Clinton To Travel to Colombia, Brazil, and BelgiumUS Department of State (press release)On April 17, the Secretary will provide opening remarks with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at the First Annual High-Level Meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Launched eight...
April 11, 2012 - 12:23pm
In an effort to mobilize a global consensus in support of greater transparency, the U.S. and Brazil launched the Open Government Partnership. It is a network of support for government leaders and citizens working to bring more transparency and accountability to governments. In total, 53 countries...
April 11, 2012 - 12:22pm
The swell of freely available official information, and its consequences
April 9, 2012 - 3:56pm
<p>Sadly, I won't be able to join the hundreds of friends and colleagues attending the <a href="http://www.opengovpartnership.org/Brasilia2012">Open Government Partnership's high-level meeting</a> later this month in Brasilia. My wife and I are expecting our...
April 5, 2012 - 4:54pm
<blockquote> <p>We are building here mechanisms to strengthen democracy, new ways to engage with civil society and new partnerships to address old challenges of governance.</p> </blockquote> <p><em>Jorge Hage is Minister of State, Head of the Comptroller General...
April 3, 2012 - 6:00pm
<p>Welcome to the OpenGov Blog, Good ideas come from everywhere. This blog will emphasize open governance—with an OGP flavor—and hopefully become a meeting place for discussing open government challenges and achievement and sharing best practices and experiences. This blog will focus on the...
April 3, 2012 - 7:38am
<p><em>María Otero is the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.  On behalf of the United States, she serves as the founding co-chair of the Open Government Partnership.</em></p> <blockquote>What was once the beginning of a...
March 30, 2012 - 8:39pm
<p>There is no question regarding the fact that transparency policies, generally speaking, have captured the attention of a wide variety of stakeholders that from different grounds and interests have praised transparency to be one of the cornerstone initiatives of modern governance. In the...
March 30, 2012 - 7:00am
<p>"The Power of Open" was one of several OGP launch events held at Google's New York Offices on September 20, 2011. The event kicked off with remarks from U.S. Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero, General Comptroller Office; Minister Jorge Hage from...
March 30, 2012 - 12:18am
<p>It is difficult to find a unique and 140-character-long definition of what open government means. In the end, it is all about transparency and civic participation with the final objective of creating more effective and accountable institutions. People are understanding that democracy goes...
March 23, 2012 - 6:53pm
<p>The event was organized by the Mexican Secretaría de la Función Pública de México (SFP) and the Federal Institute for Access to Public Information (IFAI) in conjunction with OGP and the Organization of American States (OAS). Among participants were delegates from Canada, USA, Brazil,...
March 23, 2012 - 12:06pm
And I know that many of TI’s country offices, including TI-USA, will be represented at the Open Government Partnership high-level summit in Brasilia that I will co-chair with the Brazilian foreign minister.
March 19, 2012 - 9:28am
In April, the UK will become co-chair with Brazil of the Open Government Partnership, an initiative to improve transparency, boost prosperity and fight corruption on a global scale.
March 16, 2012 - 10:01am
Just as Antony Ragui, who started a Web site to record bribery reports, is using technology to curb corruption, so is the Kenyan government. Kenya is an original participant in the Open Government Partnership, a global initiative to fight corruption through digital transparency. We were the first...
March 15, 2012 - 1:49pm
Linked to this, the U.S. and UK worked with seven other countries to establish the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in 2011. The U.S. currently chairs the OGP with Brazil, and the UK will take over the U.S. co-chair in April 2012. This innovative partnership between governments and civil society...
March 13, 2012 - 9:53am
Through our Open Government Partnership, we’re striving to make governments more transparent and accountable.
March 8, 2012 - 2:55pm
The White House devised ambitious Open Government Plans designed to increase opportunities for public engagement. We have made a tremendous amount of information newly available on government websites.
March 8, 2012 - 9:49am
Zegov.ca was launched Wednesday by University of Ottawa communications student Joelle Drouin as part of her master’s thesis on open government. With the help – and a bit of money – from four friends, she hopes the bilingual site will not only be a one-stop shop for finding...
March 7, 2012 - 7:11pm
<p>Soros Foundation Romania has been involved in the drafting of the action plan for Romania since December 2011, organizing the first meeting on the subject. An informal coalition of NGOs active in the fields of transparency, good governance and free access to public sector information has...
March 6, 2012 - 7:16pm
<p>A few weeks ago we heard that Dr. Ko Woong-Joe, from Ministry of Public Security and Administration, will serve as the governmental lead for Korea and that several divisions within the government are working to produce sections of the country action plan; the Ministry of Public Security...
February 29, 2012 - 11:05pm
<p>50 public organizations asked the President to designate the body responsible for coordinating and implementing the Open Government Partnership initiative. These NGOs decided to appeal to President Viktor Yanukovych because of Ukraine’s poor implementation of its responsibilities under the...
February 27, 2012 - 11:24am
Albania’s ITC Minister Genc Pollo attended a meeting on Friday with civil society representatives in the framework of the Partnership for Open Government.
February 24, 2012 - 12:33am
<blockquote>After reviewing over 57 applications, the OGP Support Unit and the Governance and Leadership Sub-Committee of the OGP Steering Committee made decisions based on the following criteria...</blockquote> <p>On February 23, 2012, the OGP Support Unit announced the initial...
February 23, 2012 - 7:21pm
<p>According to a <a href="http://www.webnoviny.sk/english-news/cabinet-approves-action-plan-to-boo... target="_blank" rel="nofollow">news article posted by Sita on February 22</a>, openness and transparency of government institutions in Slovakia will be...

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