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Vivien Suerte-Cortez

Vien was a consultant for Thematic Policy Areas at the Open Government Partnership until 2023.

Prior to joining the OGP, she was an independent consultant with Hivos Southeast Asia, and managed the Philippine portfolio of the Open Up Contracting and the Making All Voices Count programs. She also worked at the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP) where she led the team that successfully advocated for the institutionalization of the Citizen Participatory Audit program in the Philippines’ Commission on Audit. From time to time, she has also internationally consulted on projects that involved anti-corruption, open contracting and public procurement, social accountability, stakeholder engagement, and public finance management.

Vien received her Master’s in Public Management from the Ateneo de Manila University, and her Bachelor’s degree on Community Development from the University of the Philippines. She is based in the Philippines.

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Protecting Civic Space: Lessons Learned and Actions to Take

A vibrant and robust civic space is essential to open government. While we mark 10 years since OGP’s founding this year, we’re also facing 15 years of a steady decline in civil liberties, including in some OGP countries. In recent…

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Defending Civic Space: How OGP Can Step Up

There is a major opportunity in 2021 to advance civic space reforms in OGP that go to the heart of some of the democratic backsliding the world has seen in recent years, and to showcase them at the 10th anniversary Global Summit in December of 2021.

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