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OGP in the News - Week of October 16, 2017

A weekly round-up of Open Government Partnership (OGP) media coverage around the world. Want to receive OGP in the News directly in your email inbox? Subscribe here. This week’s OGP media coverage highlighted open government announcements in Madrid, Paraguay, and even non-OGP country Senegal.   Manuela Carmena, mayor of OGP Subnational Pioneer Madrid, called for “crystal clear” transparency from the Spanish capital’s City Council. According an article in ElEconomista.es, Mayor...

OGP in the News - Week of October 2, 2017

A weekly round-up of Open Government Partnership (OGP) media coverage around the world. Want to receive OGP in the News directly in your email inbox? Subscribe here. Following OGP’s participation at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA72) in New York, UNGA-related media coverage of OGP continued to pour in this week.   Coinciding with the Partnership’s event at the UN, “Rebuilding Trust in Government,” OGP also launched Trust: The Fight to Win It Back, a collection of 25...

PRESS RELEASE: Breakthroughs on open government at UK Anti-Corruption Summit

OGP recognized by global leaders for its value in advancing anti-corruption reform OGP highlights from the Summit: Strong endorsement for Open Government Partnership (OGP) in the Anti-Corruption Summit Communique, signed by 40 attending governments, including role of civil society and accountability for implementation of commitments. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced his country’s intention to join OGP, adding to the 69 governments who are currently participating. Prime...

Six New Countries Now Eligible to Participate in OGP; Cote d'Ivoire Completes Dramatic Improvement

Cote d’Ivoire and OGP Shortly after the second OGP Global Summit in London, an official in Cote d’Ivoire called me to ask how his country could join OGP.  It was a daunting task to say the least.  At the time, Cote d’Ivoire scored a 2 of 12 on the OGP eligibility criteria.   However, his Prime Minister had just announced at the Summit that Cote d’Ivoire was making key institutional reforms and intended to become eligible for OGP as soon as possible.  A quick review indicated they would need...

Strengthening Right to Information in South Asia

All eyes were on Kathmandu this week, as Nepal hosted the 18th annual SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit from 22-27 November, 2014.  The annual meeting, convening the heads of state of the 8 member nations—Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka—is focused this year on the theme of regional integration. In the run up to the summit, right to information (RTI) activists and civil society groups across the region have been urging...

Tools Have Changed, But the Fundamentals Remain the Same – Insights from OGP Regional Conference in Bali Indonesia (Day 2)

This post originally appeared on opendataresearch.org The opening plenary of the second day (7 May) of the first OGP Asia Pacific Regional Conference held in Bali, Indonesia was probably the most inspiring session in the whole conference. It is a clear and persuasive depiction of what the conference theme is all about – unlocking creativity and innovation in finding ways where government can best engage citizens for better governance, and in creating that space where private sector and civil...

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 began planning to conduct joint advocacy using the study and the Declaration to create a workplan that Bundestag staffers can follow to open parliamentary data. In Mexico last week, it was announced that...