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Paraguay – Tackling the Culture of Secrecy in the Public Sector

In 2014, Paraguay became the 100 th country in the world to pass legislation that grants citizens access to public information. The work to open government, data and budgets began locally with one reformer determined to improve his ...

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The Next Level: Open Contracting in Ottawa

He fled from the Taliban when he was 16. With little knowledge of English, he arrived in the UK and was barely granted asylum. With determination, he convinced a university to give him a chance and went on to become…

A Spotlight on Results: Two New Publications Highlight Bold Reforms in OGP

With nearly 50 OGP members developing new action plans in 2019, we want to introduce new editions of our flagship publications to kick off the new year. These new reports highlight some of the biggest and boldest commitments among the…

Introducing CitizENGAGE – How Citizens Get Things Done

In a world full of autocracy, bureaucracy, and opacity, it can be easy to feel like you’re fighting an uphill battle against these trends. Trust in government is at historic lows. Autocratic leaders have taken the reins in countries once…

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Citizen Councils Renew Hope

Citizen councils determine budget priorities to build paths out of poverty.