What’s Open Government got to do with Civic Space?

¿Quieres leer este blog en español? Closing civic space is a worrisome trend surfacing across regions. As we sit reading this, civil society activists from Azerbaijan to Turkey, Hungary to Honduras, are facing situations where their freedoms to operate and…

Faces of Open Government – Manish Bapna

In this section of the OGP newsletter, we feature open government champions both from government and civil society, and ask them about their OGP experiences. Here is what they have to say:  Give one example or anecdote of why open…

Disappointing, yet not surprising: Russia leaves OGP

Kremlin.png The recent post by Ivan Pavlov on the decision of the Russian government to ‘postpone’ the process of joining the Open Government Partnership (OGP) leaves some questions to be answered. Why did the administration decide to effectively withdraw its bid to…