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Lessons from Reformers

Old ruins of castle in Ohrid, Macedonia

Seven OGP Countries Addressing Assembly

Lessons from Reformers: The European Center for Not-for-profit Law (ECNL), an innovative project on freedom of assembly, assessed seven OGP countries in Central and Eastern Europe for relevant law and practices between 2017 and 2019.

Colombia – Open Contracting and School Lunches

Colombia Uses Open Contracting to Save School Meals

Lessons from Reformers: Given documented cases of corruption in the provision of school meals, the government of Colombia published information on the full procurement cycle of Bogota’s school feeding program...

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The Importance of Open Data in Water Planning

Lessons from Reformers: In La Libertad, local service providers often lack the technical and financial resources to ensure access to safe water...

Traditional Ndebele hut at Botshabelo near Mpumalanga, South Africa

The Case for Accountability in Education

Lessons from Reformers: Education systems work better when the public has access to information, the opportunity to participate in decision-making, and the ability to seek answers from governments.

Cartagena, Colombia – August 2nd 2013 – The Colombian flag in the Cartagena Fort in a cloudy and windy day. Cartagena, Colombia

Opening up Information on Past Abuses

Lessons from Reformers: Colombia committed to create a national archive on human rights and historical memory to document the victims of its armed conflict...

A woman walks near a telecommunications tower in Mexico City

Attempting to Address Violence Against Activists and Journalists

Lessons from Reformers: The Mexican justice system suffers from lack of judicial independence and is part of a broader environment of impunity...

presidential palace in Bratislava, Slovakia in the sunny summer day

Using Slovakia’s Beneficial Ownership Register for Impact

Lessons from Reformers: Along with Denmark, Slovakia was one of the first countries to publish beneficial ownership information.

Women businesses Albania

Using Data on Women-Owned Businesses in Albania

Lessons from Reformers: In 2016, the Albanian Institute of Science (AIS)–one of the CSOs engaged in the OGP process in Albania–conducted a study using data on women-owned businesses...

World Newspapers

Shifting Protections and Culture about Whistleblowers

Lessons from Reformers: Whistleblowers serve a critical social function by flagging neglect or abuses in the public and private sector...

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The State of Nonprofit Work in Ukraine

Lessons from Reformers: Obtaining official not-for-profit status for an organization in Ukraine has long been considered a difficult process.

Open Government Partnership