Open Government Awards

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...

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 centralizes elections data to improve...

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...

The winner is… everyone who can learn from you

¿Quieres leer este blog en español? Awards are a funny thing. Almost everyone loves getting one, but no one should really aim for them. Especially when you’re doing “social” work, right? So, it’s fair to ask why you should care about the recently launched 2016 Open Government Awards. I’ll try to give a few answers to that question as one of this year’s judges but mostly as part of DATA Uruguay, the organization that together with the Public Health Ministry had the honor of being awarded last...

El ganador es… todos los que aprendemos de vos

Want to read this in English? Los premios son raros. A todos nos gusta ganarlos pero nadie realmente trabaja para eso. Especialmente cuando se hace trabajo “social”, ¿no? Entonces, es justo preguntarse porqué te deberían importar los recién lanzados Open Government Awards 2016. Trataré de dar un par de respuestas como uno de los jueces de este año pero más bien como parte de DATA Uruguay, organización que junto al Ministerio de Salud Pública tuvo el honor de ganar el primer premio del año...

The long road that got us here: ATuServicio.uy

A brief story about the project “ATuServicio.uy” It was 2013 and DATA Uruguay was reaching its first anniversary. Even though we were exploring several possible roads for the organization (and still are), we already knew a couple of things: we are interested in open data and open government, we wanted to collaborate with other organizations and people and we wanted to promote these issues in Uruguay. Within that context, an opportunity arose to partner with Portal 180 to work in a series of...

Open Gov Awards 2015: Revealing this year's top initiatives

  At OGP, one of the principles guiding our work is that open government reforms should ultimately benefit the lives of the average citizen. This means that while OGP countries can reform public policies and programs to become more open, accountable and responsive, citizens should be able to see, hear and feel those changes in their lives in very real, concrete ways. This may seem like a lofty ideal, but we like to aim high! The annual Open Government Awards were created to showcase some of...

2015 Open Government Awards Launching Soon!

On March 16, OGP will be launching the 2nd annual Open Government Awards.  We are excited to announce this year’s theme, which will be “Improving Public Services through Open Government”. Our goal is to once again showcase and celebrate the reformers who work so hard behind the scenes to make their governments more open and accountable. The Awards competition aims to give these individuals well-deserved recognition on the global stage, with the goal of inspiring other reformers around the world...

Open Government Awards – a well-deserved celebration at the United Nations

Last week, in the presence of 10 Heads of State and hundreds of civil society leaders from around the world, OGP hosted its first annual Open Government Awards (Awards) ceremony at the United Nations. Government and civil society teams stood up among the audience as Alejandro Gonzales announced the top 10 finishers, greeted by enthusiastic applause. It was an exhilarating moment for OGP and a celebration of concrete results through a rigorous and transparent global competition. A few months...

Outcome Statement of the OGP High-Level Event: Citizen Action, Government Responsiveness

September 24, 2014 New York  Today the Open Government Partnership celebrated its three-year anniversary. Since its launch in 2011, OGP has grown from eight to 65 participating countries, and from a handful of founding civil society leaders to hundreds of organizations engaged in OGP around the world.  OGP countries have made over 2,000 open government reform commitments as part of 87 national action plans.  OGP’s rapid growth demonstrates that there is strong demand for more open...

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