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Optimism in the Face of Transition – Bojonegoro

It was 2018, and Bojonegoro (a regency in East Java, Indonesia) was facing a Regional General Election for a new Regent. Those who had been involved in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) locally knew that a transition in leadership would…


Expanding Inclusion in Open Government for First Nations, Quilombola and Indigenous Women

Since 1995, the 9th of August is commemorated as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, to take cognizance of the specific needs of Indigenous communities and First Nations.


Indonesia – Expanding Access to Legal Aid

Many Indonesians currently face barriers to justice – stemming from the limited national budget for legal assistance...

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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…

Georgia, Germany, and Indonesia Elected to Lead the Open Government Partnership

The governments of Germany, Georgia, and Indonesia have been elected by their peers to three year terms on the leadership body of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). OGP has led the charge for open governance and citizen-centered democracy since its…