An Open City: Residents cocreating to transform Buenos Aires

Three years ago, the residents of Buenos Aires gave me the great responsibility to work together with them to transform their city. Since then, I have met with them on the streets, at bars, and on my morning runs. We…

Getting out of the comfort zone to co-create: Lessons from Buenos Aires

During last month’s Americas Regional Meeting, the civil society organizations that make up the open government board, both at the national level in Argentina and at the subnational level in Buenos Aires, showed their ability to challenge, inconvenience, and put…

Great Expectations: How Engagement Makes Openness Irreversible

The City of Buenos Aires got a staggering response when they launched BA Elige in 2017, a competition that asked residents of Buenos Aires to nominate and then vote on projects to improve the city. 3.3 million people visited the…

A Call to Action in a Time of Threat

OGP Buenos Aires Americas MeetingSanjay Pradhan, CEO, OGP First our tremendous gratitude to the Government and civil society of Argentina for hosting this important event, and our tremendous appreciation for your leadership on open government which is inspiring other countries…

OGP as a Framework for Change: The Experience of Buenos Aires

The launching of the Subnational Pioneer Pilot Program within OGP in early 2016 was a significant step forward in the global open government agenda. While born within countries, cities and local governments are especially well positioned to make open government…