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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: International Aid

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained healthcare systems, weakened economies, and deepened inequalities. In response, development partners are mobilizing assistance through grants, loans, debt relief, and other forms of official development assistance...

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An Open Government Antidote to COVID-19

The spread of Covid-19 has closed much of the world, and the strain on healthcare and other essential workers is unprecedented. For the most vulnerable, lockdowns impose extreme hardships. It will take the collective action of citizens, civil society and governments to respond and recover from this pandemic. But in order to be fair and effective, that response and recovery must be open and inclusive.

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Misinformation and Protecting Freedom of Expression

The timely and proactive dissemination of information across social media and other channels is critical to saving lives and protecting livelihoods during COVID-19. However, the rapid spread of misinformation and disinformation presents a key challenge.

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Privacy Protections

Governments are collecting unprecedented amounts of personal data to support vital public health efforts, such as tracking COVID-19 transmission and enforcing quarantine. In particular, governments and corporations are collecting and processing citizens’ health and geolocation data on a massive scale.

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Open Government Approaches to Tackling COVID-19

Shortly after the WHO declared a global pandemic, the OGP Support Unit announced a COVID-19 crowdsourcing exercise. We asked for examples from the open government community to tackle the pandemic using open government approaches including citizen participation, transparency and accountability.…

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Covid-19 and the Shrinking Space for Dissent

Activists in developing countries are seeing civic space shrink as the pandemic takes hold This article was first published by Apolitical. Click here to read the original article. On 15 March, a group of civil society activists peacefully gathered in Niger’s capital,…

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Opportunities in Times of Crisis: Towards an Open and Digital State

An open government response to the pandemic is open, inclusive and digital This article was first published by Apolitical. Click here to read the original article. The global emergency posed by Covid-19 marks a before and after in the way we live. It…

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Social Safety Nets

Transparency, participation, and accountability are essential to ensuring that social spending and services reach their intended populations and provide the outcomes that are needed.

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Right to Information

The right to information is a fundamental right and an inherent part of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. It is essential to modern governance and a core part of the OGP mission. RTI permits the public to follow government decision making, participate in ensuring better decisions, and hold the government accountable.

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