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Open Government Partnership Announces Sanjay Pradhan as its New CEO

¿Quieres leer este blog en español? WASHINGTON, D.C. May 10, 2016: The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is pleased to welcome Sanjay Pradhan as its new CEO. Sanjay joins at a pivotal moment as OGP approaches its fifth-year anniversary at the UN General Assembly in September 2016. “The first five years have seen an impressive growth in the number of countries joining the partnership and co-creating thousands of open government commitments with civil society.  But over the next five years, the...

PRESS RELEASE: South Africa makes major commitment towards financial transparency as regional government and civil society leaders gather

Voulez-vous lire ce communiqué en français? Cape Town, South Africa– May 5, 2016.  Over 500 high-level participants from civil society organizations, business, academia, multilateral organizations and governments are expected to attend the two-day Africa Regional Open Government Partnership (OGP) Meeting, May 5-6 at the Century City Conference Center in Cape Town under the banner of: “Open Government for Africa’s Sustainable Development.” "As one of the global initiatives that encourage trust...

Press Release / Communiqué de presse: La Réunion Régionale Africaine du PGO commence!

Want to read this press release in English? Communiqué de presse Réunion Régionale Africaine du PGO L’Afrique du Sud s’engage fermement sur la transparence financière pendant que les leaders régionaux du gouvernement et de la société civile se rassemblent Le Cap, Afrique du Sud – 5 mai 2016. Plus de 500 participants de haut niveau venant des organisations de la société civile, du secteur privé, du milieu universitaire, d’organisations multilatérales et de gouvernements ont prévus d’assister...

MEDIA BRIEFING: Government of Georgia & Mukelani Dimba Elected as the Next Support Co-chairs on the OGP Steering Committee

Cape Town, South Africa, May 4, 2016- The Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) today elected the government of Georgia and Mukelani Dimba, Executive Director of the Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC), to be the next government and civil society support co-chairs. They will assume their roles on October 1, 2016, when current lead co-chairs, the government of South Africa and Alejandro Gonzalez Arreola, Executive Director, Gestión Social y Cooperación A.C. (GESOC) step...

MEDIA BRIEFING: Azerbaijan made inactive in Open Government Partnership

Cape Town, South Africa, May 4, 2016 - The Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership today resolved that Azerbaijan will be regretfully designated as inactive in OGP, due to unresolved constraints on the operating environment for Non-Governmental Organizations. Azerbaijan has been participating in OGP since 2011. The decision is the first time that OGP has taken action under its Policy on Upholding the Values and Principles of OGP, known as the Response Policy, adopted in 2014. The...

Press Release: Fifteen Local Governments Chosen for International Open Government Partnership Pilot Program

MEDIA CONTACT:   Dietlind Lerner, Communications Director Open Government Partnership Support Unit dietlind.lerner@opengovpartnership.org   WASHINGTON, DC- The Open Government Partnership (OGP) announced 15 subnational governments from around the world chosen to participate in  a new pilot program, established to promote more transparent, accountable, open government at a local level. OGP is an international partnership between governments and civil society organizations[1] where...

New Report on Ukraine Finds Progress in Access to Information, but More Efforts are Needed in Government Accountability

Contact: Dmytro Kotlyar, dmytro.kotliar@gmail.com WASHINGTON, D.C.- A new Open Government Partnership (OGP) Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) report on Ukraine finds that despite recent political turmoil, notable progress has been made in passing laws to improve access to government held information. However, more efforts are needed to improve government accountability. The report finds that significant progress was made in a number of areas, even in the midst of a difficult political...

Press Release: Open Government Reports Show Mixed Progress in Combating Corruption

MEDIA CONTACT: Madaleine Weber, Communications Officer  Open Government Partnership Support Unit mweber@opengovpartnership.org   For immediate release       Last week the Open Government Partnership (OGP) released 26 of 38 country Progress Reports by its Independent Reporting Mechanism with findings about their progress in implementing open government reforms.  WASHINGTON, D.C.- Twenty-six national Progress Reports from OGP’s Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) were released...

New Open Government Partnership Report on New Zealand Finds Lack of Public Consultation and Ambition in Opening Up the Government

MEDIA CONTACT:Steven Price, IRM researcher for New Zealand04 476 8119022 026 2997steven.price@vuw.ac.nz *** OGP Press Release ***For immediate releaseNew Open Government Partnership Report on New Zealand Finds Lack of Public Consultation and Ambition in Opening Up the GovernmentWELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND- Today the Open Government Partnership (OGP) released its first report on New Zealand’s progress towards fulfilling its international commitments to transparency, accountability and participation....

Press Release: OGP Global Summit Ends with Progress on Global Goals and Implementation of Open Government on a Local Level

¿Quieres leer este blog en español? Mexico City, Mexico –  October 29, 2015, The Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit concluded Thursday evening with innovative ideas for using OGP framework as a basis for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and agreement on a pilot project to develop open government on a sub-national level. Despite serious concerns about closing space for civil society, and challenges to press freedom in many OGP countries, the gathering of over...

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