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Buenos Aires – Vulnerable Citizens Have Equal Access to Reproductive Health Services

In Buenos Aires, access to sexual and reproductive health services is guaranteed for all residents by law, yet there is a stark gap between quality and availability...

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Who Owns our Companies: Why Privacy isn’t Always in the Public Interest

At the opening ceremony of the OGP Summit, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau highlighted some of the challenges involved in regulating social media giants like Facebook and Google.  Scandals from Cambridge Analytica and beyond have raised genuine concerns around privacy…

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Open Government Catalyzing the Private Sector: The Case of Properati

We often think that only civil society and government institutions can help open up the government, but the private sector can play a key role in strengthening public policies, especially as it relates to beneficial ownership, anti-corruption, and protecting civic space...

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Engaging Citizens Can Be a ‘Win-Win’ Approach

It is never easy to set the limits of citizens’ engagement in participatory policymaking. The sky is usually too high, but a useful approach is: “consult early, consult often”. But how early is early, and how often is often –…

The Road to Genuine Co-Creation: Insights from Argentina

When Argentina first joined the Open Government Partnership in 2012, the concept of open government was alien to most potential stakeholders, and there was a lack of trust between government and civil society. Argentina’s first action plan focused more on…