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José María Marín

Lead, OGP Local

José María joined the OGP in July 2020 as a Senior Program Officer for the Local Program to support national-local integration, enhance subnational participation in OGP and improve knowledge and learning opportunities for open government reformers. Previously, he has worked at Transparency International (Germany), Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación (Mexico) and the International Budget Partnership (USA) managing projects and carrying out research, policy analysis and advocacy in the field of public sector transparency, anti-corruption, participation and accountability.

José María studied Public Policy and Administration (MA) at the London School of Economics in the UK, Economics (MA) at Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Chile and Business Administration and Economics (BA) at American University in the USA.

José María is based in Berlin.

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Five Takeaways from the First OGP Local Assembly Meeting

OGP Local is the fastest-growing community within OGP, highlighting local governments' dedication to embracing open government practices. That is why OGP officially launched the OGP Local Assembly at the OGP Global Summit, bringing together more than 90 local heads of government and civil society leaders to showcase the thriving energy of open government initiatives at the local level.


The Future of Local Open Gov: Reflections from the UCLG Congress

On October 10-14, the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) held its 7th World Congress in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. The Congress brought together representatives from local, regional, and national governments, civil society, academia and the international community to reflect on the current context and the role of local and regional governments in facing the challenges affecting their communities.

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