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Empowering grassroots communities in Asia through effective public service delivery

This blog is part of a series on public service delivery for open government. As a development and human rights practitioner, I have realised that the translation of global goals and human rights treaties are only possible when there is meaningful engagement of vulnerable communities. This is when communities are in dialogue around service failures on their rights entitlement and government commitments. This should include service user feedback with an aim of bringing solutions to challenges...

OGP in the News - Week of September 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. This week, OGP news spotlighted the Partnership’s participation at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, with a few other updates out of Liberia, Brazil, and Nepal. On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, OGP will be organizing an event at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (#UNGA72) titled “Rebuilding Trust in Government...

Open government inevitable in all countries: Heller

This post originally appeared on myrepublica.com. Nathaniel Heller is the executive vice president of integrated strategies at Results for Development (R4D), which works with change agents such as government officials, sometime social entrepreneurs and civil society activists to design and execute strategies for strengthening health, education and nutrition system. Prior to joining R4D in 2015, Heller co-founded and led Global Integrity, a non-profit organization that promotes...

The OGP process in Nepal – On The Path of Our Own Choosing

Politics has often been the obstacle to greater transparency in Nepal. But the country’s open government movement took an important step forward last month, when twelve leading accountability and transparency groups gathered in the new OpenGov Hub Kathmandu- a resource center on openness and transparency – to critically examine progress on this agenda to date. The idea was to push build consensus around the idea of open government and the Open Government Partnership, generate local ownership of...

Empowered citizens: changing the landscape of local governance in Nepal

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...

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...

Seven lessons learned on making governance and public sector management investments work

This post was originally published at the Asia Development Bank's blog. ADB has a growing and active governance and public sector management (PSM) agenda. In recent years, ADB’s investments in public sector reforms in its developing Asia and the Pacific have increased more than 60%, from $1.59 billion in 2014 to $2.6 billion this year. These investments have covered from public expenditure and fiscal management to reforming state-owned enterprises and strengthening local governance...

OGP in the News – Week of June 20, 2016

A series providing a round-up of media attention received by the Open Government Partnership (OGP) throughout the world. This week, as countries across the globe held consultations for developing their next National Action Plans, press coverage of OGP emerged from all corners of the world. With the OGP Awards process gaining momentum and the deadline for registration only days away, one of the most interesting articles related to OGP’s endeavors was one in the Huffington Post (reproduced from...

Evaluación de la Salud de OGP en la Región Asia-Pacífico

Want to read this blog in English? Hace seis meses cuando entré al equipo de OGP como Coordinadora de la Sociedad Civil de la Región Asia-Pacífico, en coordinación con actores de la comunidad identificamos cuatro objetivos para la región: ampliar la base (tanto en términos de países participantes como actores que colaboran con OGP), profundizar la colaboración entre el gobierno y la sociedad civil, asegurar compromisos más ambiciosos y crear plataformas para compartir las lecciones aprendidas...

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