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OGP in the News - Week of February 12, 2018

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. In true OGP fashion, this week’s global OGP coverage covered a wide array of themes, from public-private partnerships in the Americas, to transparency wins in Ghana’s oil and gas sector, to Morocco’s new OGP eligibility status. How can businesses partner with governments to promote open government? In a piece for El País,...

OGP in the News - Week of December 18, 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. OGP news surrounding both the Asia Pacific Leaders Forum on Open Government (#APLF2017) and the OGP Americas Regional Meeting, continued this week. An article in The Jakarta Post quoted several APLF2017 participants emphasizing the importance of engaging local governments in open government reforms. OGP subnational pioneer...

OGP in the News - Week of December 11, 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. The main theme of this week’s global media coverage of OGP was, of course, the Asia Pacific Leaders Forum on Open Government (APLF2017). Bringing together some 200 high-level government officials, ministers, local government leaders, civil society organisations, businesses, and development partners, the Asia Pacific Leaders...

OGP in the News - Week of December 4, 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. Between last month’s OGP Americas Regional Meeting and the upcoming Asia Pacific Leaders Forum on Open Government, this week’s OGP global media coverage remained strong.    “Sometimes you need to get away to find people who will appreciate you.” That was how CBC News described Canadian Treasury Board President Scott...

OGP in the News - #OGPArgentina and Beyond

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. Many of our friends in the open government community flocked to Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, to attend the OGP Americas Regional Meeting on November 21-22. With over 1500 attendees, and speeches by Argentine President Mauricio Macri, Mayor of Buenos Aires, Horacio Larreta, OECD Deputy Secretary-General, Mari Kiviniemi, and...

OGP in the News - Week of November 6, 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. From EITI developments in the United States and Ghana to Indonesia’s open government journey, this week’s OGP media coverage touched all corners of the world. National Public Radio and many other American news outlets reported that the United States has withdrawn from the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI). In...

OGP in the News - Week of August 14, 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. What was the theme of this week’s OGP international media coverage? National Action Plans—both new and old—in Germany, the Philippines, and the Czech Republic.    Germany presented its very first OGP National Action Plan (NAP) for 2017-19. An article published by leading German news portal Heise Online called the...

Making Transparency Count: The Open Government Awards

PARIS, December 7 - The Third Annual Open Government Awards winners were announced today at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit in Paris, France. Taking home the top prize was the Ukrainian initiative, ProZorro, which sheds light on corrupt procurement practices in that country. Ukraine also received special recognition for the involvement of youth in the project. Second place went to the API Pemilu platform from Perludem in Indonesia, which...

OGP in the News - Week of May 22, 2017

A series providing a round-up of media attention received by Open Government Partnership throughout the world. Want to receive OGP in the News directly in your email inbox every Monday morning? Subscribe here. A busy week in the world of #opengov, this week’s media coverage of OGP came overwhelmingly out of the Americas with news from Mexico, Argentina and the United States. On May 23, ten Mexican civil society organizations, including Fundar, Transparencia Mexicana, IMCO, GESOC, Mexico...

Open Mining: From Extractive Data Disclosure to Citizen Empowerment

This blog is part of a series on how open government can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The series came out of a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangkok Regional Hub and the Open Government Partnership (OGP) to find practical examples of how open government is helping countries achieve the SDGs in the Asia-Pacific region. For more details on the competition, the blog series, and how open government can help achieve the SDGs, please...