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OGP and EITI: Is the Whole Greater Than the Sum of its Parts?

This week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and surrounding events have engaged leaders, civil society representatives, and business people from 50 African countries in a number of key initiatives and dialogues in Washington. Not just across countries, but also within them, such multi-stakeholder forums can build the trust and understanding between government, civil society and the private sector that is necessary if natural resource governance is to be improved. By leveraging complementary forums—...

#OGP13 Country Commitments

Last week we published a headline list of commitments that countries made at the London OGP Summit. Some of these commitments are new open government reforms that will be part of OGP action plans being developed over the coming months, and some are enhanced commitments from previous plans. Each country filled out a short template about their commitment which can be found below. These are unedited documents being published for the first time today. We encourage governments and civil society in...

'Many vested interests benefit from a lack of open government'

This article originally appeared on the Guardian Public Leaders Network: Open Government 2013  One key challenge is to strengthen the link between transparency and accountability, says OGP moderator. In the first of a series of interviews with speakers and attendees at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) summit 2013, we talk to Professor Jonathan Fox, of the school of international service, American University, Washington. He will moderate a session in which the founding eight OGP...