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OGP in the News - Week of October 16, 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’s OGP media coverage highlighted open government announcements in Madrid, Paraguay, and even non-OGP country Senegal.   Manuela Carmena, mayor of OGP Subnational Pioneer Madrid, called for “crystal clear” transparency from the Spanish capital’s City Council. According an article in ElEconomista.es, Mayor...

Vers un lancement proche du Projet d’Appui aux Gouvernements Ouverts d’Afrique Francophone

« On peut aider un bœuf à se lever seul, seulement s'il s'efforce lui-même de le faire. » Proverbe africain Le 2 juin 2017 lors d’un atelier relatif à l’Afrique francophone  fut annoncé le lancement proche du Projet d’Appui aux Gouvernements Ouverts d’Afrique francophone (désigné généralement par son acronyme PAGOF).   Au cours de la rencontre régionale du PGO en Afrique, organisée au Cap en mai 2016  et en marge d’une session consacrée par Etalab à...

Open Letter to World Bank President on Disbandment of ATI Unit

We, the undersigned organisations and campaigners working on freedom of information issues, are concerned by news that the World Bank has significantly downgraded its capacity to pursue a global right to information agenda at a time when the World Bank’s role in this area is needed more than ever before. We are concerned that both the decision itself and the diminished capacity of the Bank to engage on this critically important issue will send the unfortunate message to governments of...

Africa in the OGP: Why 2015 is a big year.

In 2011, South Africa joined 7 other countries to found the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Since then, it has been joined by Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Malawi and most recently, Tunisia as African countries participating in the OGP. For each of these countries, the motivation for joining the partnership was a desire to make their governments more accountable and responsive to their citizens. The initial enthusiasm with which countries sought to use the OGP to advance...