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J. Preston Whitt

Before moving to the Results for Development Institute, Preston Whitt was the IRM’s Research Associate from 2013-2016. He was responsible for supporting and carrying out research and quality control for OGP participating countries, and he played a significant support role in helping researchers with writing and research. Preston received both his MA and his BA from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, where he studied international political economy. He had previously worked for several international think tanks in Washington and abroad as well as in academic research editing and support. 

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Tech innovation hubs are open government actors. Sometimes. Potentially.

This blog was adapted from the original post on the Results for Development blog and the original report published by Making All Voices Count.Let me unpack that a bit.  Tech innovation hubs are overwhelmingly focused on developing solutions to pressing social challenges, as covered in…

IRM National Researchers Trained and Ready

  Group Photo Istanbul 2014.JPG The OGP’s Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) has just finished training the IRM national researchers for 59 of the 64 OGP participating countries.  These researchers are now beginning the processes of evaluation in each of their countries.  As…

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