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OGP in the News - Week of February 13, 2017

A series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership throughout the world. We’ve got stories out of Italy and Malaysia, but this week’s OGP media coverage was strongest in Africa and in Nigeria, in particular. Nigerian extractive prospects are looking up for the Niger Delta, which has a history rich in both natural resources and corruption. Commending the budding partnership between the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the Niger...

From transparency to accountability?

Assessing how international multi-stakeholder initiatives are contributing to public governanceAdvocates of open government have created a growing number of public governance-oriented multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs).The idea behind these initiatives is to bring reformers together across sectors and national borders, to set goals and standards for voluntary information disclosure and public participation in order to create new opportunities to fight corruption and promote development...

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...

OGP Asia Pacific Outreach to 5 Countries

“The thing with OGP: If you benefit from it, you have to share it”, Richard Bon Moya, Undersecretary – CIO of the Philippine Department of Budget and Management while giving the keynote speech in OGP Asia Pacific outreach in Cambodia, October 16-17, 2014. Building on the interest of around 650 government and civil society delegates attending the OGP Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Bali last May 2014, the first Open Government Partnership Asia Pacific in-country outreach trip has just taken...

Open government and consumers

Enabling people to be informed and active consumers is critical to developing a participative, critical and competent citizenship. Since its inception the Open Government Partnership has viewed empowering consumers as a core concern. Two of the five OGP grand challenges involve citizens in their role as consumers; in relation to public services providers, and the corporate sector. Yet consumer empowerment and consumer protection have rarely featured in countries’ OGP Action Plans to date,...

e-DIRAP Open Government Google+ Hangout

e-DIRAP organized a Google+ Hangout on the topic of Open Government on Thursday, 25 July 2013 at UTC/GMT 04:30-05:30. This Hangout brought together professionals from government, civil society, academia and the private sector to discuss issues related to open government in Asia and the Pacific. The purpose of the Hangout was to: Understand the multiple dimensions of open government Get an update on open government trends and initiatives in Asia and the Pacific Discuss the processes,...

Budget Openness: Stories from ASEAN

As a part of its commitment to government transparency, the Government of Indonesia (represented by the President’s Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight), National Secretariat of FITRA (The Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency, a CSO concerned with budget transparency in Indonesia), and International Budget Partnership, recently launched  Open Budget Index (OBI) Survey Results in the ASEAN Region on February 26-27, 2013. This event was intended to introduce the OBI and...