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Gobierno Abierto para el Desarrollo Sustentable en Asia Pacífica: ¡Ya tenemos resultados!

Want to read this blog in English? Este verano, el Centro Regional de Bangkok del PNUD lanzó la convocatoria de información sobre iniciativas de gobierno abierto que están contribuyendo o tienen el potencial de contribuir a alcanzar los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) en la región Asia Pacífico. La convocatoria se creó como respuesta a los resultados alcanzados en el último año. En septiembre del 2015 los 193 países miembros de las Naciones Unidas aprobaron la Agenda 2030 para el...

Open Government for Sustainable Development in Asia-Pacific: Results are in!

¿Quieres leer este blog en español? Earlier this summer, the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub and OGP launched a call for information on open government initiatives that are contributing to or have the potential to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Asia-Pacific region.   The call was developed in response to major milestones that have been achieved in the last year. In September 2015, all 193 UN member countries endorsed the 2030 Agenda for...

Advancing OGP in Asia Pacific

Even as the membership base of the Open Government Partnership continues to grow year on year, with 65 countries having joined since its inception in 2011, Asia Pacific as a region continues to remain underrepresented. For a region with more than 60% of the world’s population, increasing membership and ensuring that the OGP platform delivers on its reform potential in member countries is in many ways fundamental to success of the initiative overall. Meeting these objectives will need concerted...

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...

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, or due to a revision in the scoring metric itself. The scoring of the asset disclosure metric was revised this year by the OGP Steering Committee on the recommendation of the World Bank. The revised metric is a more straightforward assessment of...