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Opening up mining sector governance: lessons from 18 resource-rich countries

What does the West African nation of Liberia have in common with Australia, the land down under? Both are rich in mineral resources, for one. And in both countries, government decisions to approve exploration and mining projects are vulnerable to corruption. These findings come from research done by Transparency International as part of our global programme to enhance transparency, accountability and civic participation in mining approval decisions - so that these decisions benefit the...

What the global open government partnership can do for Africa

South Africa recently took over as chair of the Open Government Partnership. This represents an important opportunity for the country, and Africa. The partnership is a voluntary initiative that aims to promote transparency, public accountability and civic participation in government. Ten of the 69 countries in the good governance partnership are in Africa. It is hoped that, with South Africa leading, the partnership will continue to grow in Africa. The importance of promoting transparent...

International Day for Universal Access to Information: A new Opportunity to Advance Open Governments!

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015 the 38th General Conference of UNESCO adopted a resolution declaring September 28th International Day for Universal Access to Information[1]. Sponsored by Angola, Nigeria and Morocco the resolution also: Invites all Member States, United Nations system organizations, and other international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non -governmental organizations and individuals, to celebrate the Day in a manner which each considers most...

FACT SHEET: Advancing Democracy, Human Rights, Gender Equality, Wildlife Conservation, and Governance in Africa

This is a United States government document. This White House fact sheet outlines the developments made in Africa in regards advancing democracy, human rights, gender equality, wildlife conservation, and governance. The document was produced following President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya last weekend. Read the original document here:  The United States is committed to supporting African countries’ efforts to strengthen democratic institutions, support civil society, advance gender equality...

Around the world in 80 links: News from the parliamentary monitoring community

Originally posted on on 22 March 2013 on OpeningParliament.org During an OpeningParliament Google Hangout, Markus Schmidt discussed his study of the performance of the German, Swiss and Austrian parliaments against the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness. During the session, German PMOs began planning to conduct joint advocacy using the study and the Declaration to create a workplan that Bundestag staffers can follow to open parliamentary data. In Mexico last week, it was announced that...