Sustainable Development Goals

UNDP and OGP sign MoU for 2030 Agenda and Open Government

New York, Feb 28— UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Open Government Partnership (OGP), signed today in New York, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which they reaffirm their joint commitment to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through open government initiatives. Having worked together as multilateral partners since 2013 to advance shared principles of transparency, open government, gender equality, inclusion, and rule of law— both institutions are now strengthening...

Replanteando el gobierno abierto para proveer servicios públicos

La provisión de servicios es una frontera clave de las estrategias de gobierno abierto. Los servicios públicos no solamente son el vínculo entre las personas y el gobierno, sino que además son un indicador de la satisfacción y confianza de los ciudadanos en sus gobiernos. Son, sobre todo, fundamentales para mejorar la vida de las persona. Para muchos miembros de la comunidad de gobierno abierto, los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible son el centro de esta conversación. Recientemente, el Banco...

Rethinking How We Use Open Government in Public Service Delivery

Service delivery is a critical frontier for an open government strategy. Public services are not only a key interface of people’s interaction with government, they also serve as a thermometer that can indicate a citizen’s satisfaction and trust in government. Importantly, they are critical to improving people’s lives. For many in the open government community, the Sustainable Development Goals are the cornerstone of this conversation. More recently, the World Bank and many members of the Open...

Grupo de Trabajo Abierto sobre Clima, copresidido por World Resources Institute y el Gobierno de Francia

En el marco de la semana de cocreación de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto, World Resources Institute y el Gobierno de Francia se complacen en anunciar el lanzamiento del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto sobre Clima (OCWG por sus siglas en inglés), el cual apoyará a los miembros de OGP y a la sociedad civil en la implementación de políticas de cambio climático más efectivas y equitativas a través del gobierno abierto. El Acuerdo de París reconoce que fortalecer la transparencia, rendición de cuentas...

Announcing OGP's Open Climate Working Group, Co-Chaired by World Resources Institute and the Government of France

In the spirit of the Open Government Partnership’s (OGP) co-creation week, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Government of France are pleased to announce the launch of the Open Climate Working Group (OCWG), which will support OGP members and civil society in implementing climate policies more effectively and equitably through open government. The Paris Agreement recognizes that strengthening transparency, accountability, and public participation not only enables countries to accelerate...

SDG 16 Data Initiative - Making them Count

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CheckMySchool (CMS) Initiative: Open Governance through Stories of Change

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...

Open Government Advocates Fight for Improving Environmental Governance in China

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...

Sustainable Development Needs Public Participation

In 2015, a new global development agenda setting priorities for the next fifteen years has been launched. World leaders adopted Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September at the United Nations. These goals represent a commitment by all countries to tackle some of the toughest global challenges: ending poverty and hunger, reducing inequality, providing good education, and achieving better health, good jobs and environmental sustainability. The goals also focus on...

More voices mean smarter cities

With the ink barely dry on the Sustainable Development Goals, naturally the just-completed Open Government Partnership annual summit focused on how greater openness can accelerate progress toward the goals.   The open government agenda is most closely linked to the ambitious Goal 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, which among other targets includes the objective of ensuring “responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.” Though progress in...

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