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John Filitz

John Filitz is an independent researcher and policy analyst currently based in Washington D.C.. His research interests include democracy, governance, industrial and extractive economic development. He has served in several strategic research positions at two of the leading tertiary academic institutions as well as for the Ministry of Trade and Industry in South Africa, holding the position of Research Institute Manager, Researcher and Assistant Director of Industrial Policy Research.  John is also a Research Fellow at the Wits City Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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What the global open government partnership can do for Africa

South Africa recently took over as chair of the Open Government Partnership. This represents an important opportunity for the country, and Africa. The partnership is a voluntary initiative that aims to promote transparency, public accountability and civic participation in government.…