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Andy McDevitt

IRM Researcher

Andy McDevitt is an independent researcher with more than 15 years’ experience supporting governance reform around the globe, with a strong focus on transparency, accountability and anti-corruption. He specializes in the design of research tools, policy analysis, and strategy & program development for governments, international organizations and NGOs around the world. Andy acts as external reviewer for the Open Government Partnership’s Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) globally, and as the lead researcher for the IRM in Scotland and Northern Ireland. He has conducted research for a range of organisations including Transparency International (TI), Open Society Foundations (OSF), UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), Open Contracting Partnership (OCP), Integrity Action, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), U4, Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC), and Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA).

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Meaningful Citizen Engagement in Urban Planning

A key part of democracy at the local level is providing citizens with the opportunity to take action on the issues that are important to them. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the area of urban planning. When planning…

Woman in Bogota, Colombia

Top Eight Lessons from the Past Six Years of OGP Local

The new report from the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) highlights the main results and key successes of 68 commitments implemented by 12 OGP Local members between 2018 and 2021 and offers a glimpse of the challenges and lessons learned.

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