2014 OGP Eligibility Criteria

The OGP Eligibility Criteria update for 2014 has now been released. Many countries saw their scores change over the last year. Some adjustments in scores were a result of greater availability of data from the independent sources for the scoring,…

OGP IRM Local Researchers Call

OGP IRM Local Researchers Call The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) of the Open Government Partnership  is seeking individuals to carry out research at the national level in 33 countries to assess government progress on implementation of OGP Action Plans.  Background The…

#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,…

Eastern Europe and Latin America hit the spotlight in FOIs

This interview was originally published on interhacktives.com. It is cross-posted here with the kind permission of the author. Countries that had dictators in power until very recently are now prominent when it comes to new Freedom of Information Acts. The UK system trusts…

Around the world in 80 links: News from the parliamentary monitoring community

Originally posted on on 22 March 2013 on OpeningParliament.org During an OpeningParliament Google Hangout, Markus Schmidt discussed his study of the performance of the German, Swiss and Austrian parliaments against the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness. During the session, German PMOs…