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The Missing Middle in Evaluating Fiscal Governance

This article was originally published on the Results for Development website. Progress is the name of the game I have a confession: as someone who has done a lot of work on evaluation and learning at the intersection of open…


International Democracy Support: Filling the Leadership Vacuum

The United States has long played a crucial leadership role in supporting democracy globally. Although this leadership has often been flawed, as well as resented and resisted by numerous countries, it has been a significant factor in galvanizing and strengthening the loose community of governments...


Six Facts for your Next Open Gov Gathering: A Nifty Guide to OGP Policy Areas

With nearly 4,000 OGP commitments from almost 100 governments, it’s a little hard to keep up with the successes of open government and the challenges the community faces. If you are like me, then you probably find yourself - more…


New Approaches, New Opportunities: Expanding the Reach of Local Open Government

For the Open Government Partnership (OGP) to be successful in making governments more transparent, accountable and responsive to citizen needs, it’s imperative that we engage leaders at all levels – including at the local level. This inclusive approach enables us…

Parliaments as Partners for Open Government Reform

On the eve of the Open Government Partnership Summit in Ottawa, the Parliament of Canada hosted the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and Fake News. It was an unusual but powerful picture - Members of Parliament and representatives from over…


Securing human dignity through the lens of open governance

It has been exactly one year since I had the incredible honour of speaking at the opening of the 5th Global Summit of the Open Government Partnership in Tbilisi, Georgia. What made the occasion special for me, being South African,…

Break the Roles Voices: Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson was the first woman president in Ireland and went on to serve as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She shares her experience of being a woman in leadership and how ensuring citizens have clear and easy access to justice is a key part of opening government work.

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Implementing SDG16+ Through the Open Government Partnership

For more on OGP's work with the Sustainable Development Goals, read our publication of the same name, Implementing SDG16+ Through the Open Government Partnership, here. The challenge of building peaceful, just and inclusive societies is at the heart of the…

Open Data in the Fight against Corruption

Our Collective Imperative: Fighting for Democracy in the Americas

The Americas have been the vibrant heart of OGP from the outset. So it is appropriate that we seek to build strong alliance with the Organization of American States (OAS). In the Americas, 19 countries are members of OGP as…