OGP in the News – Week of August 1, 2016

A series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership throughout the world. This week, OGP was featured in stories on all continents, though coverage was strongest in Europe, Africa and Latin America. With regard to…

OGP Annual Report 2014

In 2014, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) grew to 65 countries that collectively have developed more than 2,000 policy initiatives to make their governments more open, transparent and responsive to citizens. This was a critical year for many OGP countries…

A New OGP Calendar: What Countries Need To Do and When

Last week the Support Unit released the Open Government Partnership activity calendars for all participating countries. The calendars clearly present dates and deadlines for key activities in the OGP process, such as National Action Plan (NAP) drafting, implementation, and assessment.…

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…