Open Government countries ranking 2013 (based on OGP data)

Open Government is very likely to be democracy’s next milestone. Should you care about open government? Possibly, because it guarantees transparency and accountability. But not in my opinion. In 2014 this passive role for the citizens is not enough. The most…

European Parliament votes to increase transparency of decision-making

EPPlenaryvote.jpg This article originally appeared on Access Info Europe and has been republished with permission from the author.  Access Info Europe has welcomed the decision[1] by the European Parliament to bring greater transparency to its decision making by recording and publishing…

#OGP13 Country Commitments

Last week we published a headline list of commitments that countries made at the London OGP Summit. Some of these commitments are new open government reforms that will be part of OGP action plans being developed over the coming months,…

Open Steps: A journey around the world discovering and showcasing open knowledge projects

Do you know the actual status of Open Government in Kosovo? Are you aware that in Albania the only existing Open Data platform was created by a non-governmental group? That is what, among other issues, we are exploring along our…

Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) Releases Names of New OGP Researchers

OGP’s unique review mechanism, the IRM, takes a proud step forward as it announces its new cohort of researchers for the countries joining OGP in 2012. The IRM tracks progress on development and implementation of OGP action plans on a…