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Julia Keutgen

Senior Transparency Advisor, Westminster Foundation for Democracy

Julia Keutgen is a Senior Transparency Advisor at the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, with technical expertise designing and implementing programmes, and advising on inclusive political processes, accountability/transparency and rule of law.  Her specialisation is openness, participation, civic technology and enhancing the role of civil society in public policy making and government oversight. Julia has over 15 years’ experience working on governance issues in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and the MENA region, with long term in country support in Burundi and Morocco.  She is also a Trustee at MySociety, a UK based civic tech organisation. She previously worked at the UNDP Brussels Liaison Office advising parliaments on parliamentary openness and innovation. Before that, she worked at the UNDP headquarters in New York on anti-corruption and judicial integrity issues providing policy advice and programme support to UNDP country offices. Her previous positions included advisor in the Cabinet of the Belgian Minister for Development Cooperation and governance programme officer at the Belgian Technical Cooperation. She holds a MS in International Relations (University of Paris), European Studies (University of Bonn) and LLM (University of Leuven).

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GLOW: Open Parliaments Prove Their Strength In An Unprecedented Year

From the COVID-19 pandemic to the heightening climate crisis to an increase in authoritarian overreach, 2020 has sorely tested the strength of democracies globally. Even while the world continues to reel from the effects of these multiple threats, at least…

OGP Steering Committee approves legislative engagement policy

Last week, the OGP Steering Committee formally approved a new parliamentary engagement policy, which more clearly outlines rules for parliamentary participation in the initiative and recognizes the value of legislative engagement in open government reform efforts. A draft version of…

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