Working Groups

Indonesian CSO Calls on Governance Issue in Eighth Open Working Group Post 2015 Agenda

Governance and open government are prerequisites of development.  The concept of such government allows all layers of the society to be able to enjoy the entire development process in order to achieve welfare and justice, which is the goal of the post 2015 agenda. Clean and open Governments will ensure that corruption will be eliminated, and the public service would be well received by all citizens, both men and women. Open government will also promote the establishment of an accountable‐...

Webinar: Introducing the Access to Information Working Group

  Speakers Juan Pablo Guerrero Amparán (Mexico’s Federal Institute for Access to Public Information and Data Protection) Laura Neuman (The Carter Center) Description As governments continue to implement their OGP Action Plans and develop new commitments, the OGP is piloting a number of working groups to deepen engagement and learning opportunities in key open government areas. Given the importance of access to information as a core value of open government, an OGP Access to Information...

Webinar: Introducing the Access to Information Working Group

  Speakers Juan Pablo Guerrero Amparán, Mexico’s Federal Institute for Access to Public Information and Data Protection Laura Neuman, The Carter Center   Description As governments continue to implement their OGP Action Plans and develop new commitments, the OGP is piloting a number of working groups to deepen engagement and learning opportunities in key open government areas. Given the importance of access to information as a core value of open government, an OGP Access to Information...

Webinar: Introducing the Open Data Working Group

  Speakers Stephen Walker, Senior Director, Open Government and InformationManagement, Treasury Board Secretariat, Government of Canada José M. Alonso, Open Data Program Manager, Web Foundation and Member, Global Open Data Initiative   Description The Open Government Partnership (OGP) Open Data Working Group was launched at the OGP Summit in London in October 2013. The goal of theworking group is to help countries adopt and implement more ambitious open government commitments as part of...

The Irish Experience Phase 2: From Intention to Consultation: “Putting its money where its mouth is”

  Following the Irish government’s letter of intent to join the OGP in May 2013, a tender was issued for an organisation to undertake the initial civil society (CS) consultation process on behalf of the Irish government. Transparency International Ireland (TII) won the tender to coordinate this process under the leadership of Nuala Haughey, TII’s Research and Advocacy Manager. Ireland’s OGP CS consultation process included three public consultations between July and September 2013 in Dublin,...

OGP Summit Statement

OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT STATEMENT People around the world are demanding more open, accountable and responsive governments. Open governments empower citizens; reduce corruption; drive inclusive economic growth and prosperity; and engage civil society. Transparency is an idea whose time has come. The OGP – made up of civil society and governments – supports domestic reformers around the world who are committed to opening up their countries. We are meeting in London on 31...

The IBP at the OGP

shutterstock_79557478_0.jpg Originally posted at internationalbudget.org  At the end of the week I will join over 1,000 delegates from over 60 countries at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Annual Summit in London. This is the second OGP Summit since its inception in 2011 and, in the words of the Summit organizers, it is an incredible “opportunity for the open government movement to consolidate and build momentum, to reflect on what is working and what is...

Join us for the launch of OGP’s Legislative Openness Working Group

Cross posted with the permission of the author from blog.openingparliament.org Just a few months ago, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) announced the creation of the Legislative Openness Working Group (LOWG), one of five new thematic working groups to be launched in 2013. Since then, a growing list of 21 countries have nominated legislative branch and/or government representatives to contribute to the LOWG, including OGP co-chairs Indonesia and the UK. In addition, more than 50 civil...

OGP Thematic Working Groups: Find out more at the upcoming Summit

Recognizing that good ideas come from everywhere, one of OGP’s top priorities is to find practical ways to share experiences and inspiration across the partnership. That is why we are extremely excited to be formally launching five new thematic working groups at the OGP London Summit.  Our goal for these working groups is simple: to help countries create and implement more ambitious open government commitments as part of their OGP action plans. By connecting government and civil society...

How the OGP London Summit can make a difference

Palace_of_Westminster_London_-_Feb_2007.jpg This post originall appeared on Trust.org and has been republished with permission from the author. In less than three weeks, the London Summit of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) will open. The agenda will range from the nuts and bolts of OGP, to more controversial debates around privacy, whistleblowing, tax transparency and defending civil society space. Rarely have these issues been more firmly in the public...

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