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2017 Local and municipal elections: a step forward in Jordan’s journey to opening government

On August 15, over 1.3 million people – 31.7 percent of 4.1 million eligible voters in Jordan- cast their ballots for local and municipal elections, as per statistics from the Independent Election Commission (IEC). For the first time, Jordanians voted for mayors…

NDI Launches Leadership Program Combining Technology and Democracy

NDI is pleased to launch the Civic Tech Leadership Program in collaboration with Stanford University's Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL). The program aims to cultivate tech-empowered leaders and encourage cross-cultural collaboration between innovators in the…

Open Letter to World Bank President on Disbandment of ATI Unit

We, the undersigned organisations and campaigners working on freedom of information issues, are concerned by news that the World Bank has significantly downgraded its capacity to pursue a global right to information agenda at a time when the World Bank’s…

OGP in the News – Week of May 8, 2016

A series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership throughout the world. This week OGP’s press largely centered around the Anti-Corruption Summit in London – specifically with regard to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s participation in…

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…