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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Whistleblower Protection & Scientific Integrity

Governments around the world are circumventing standards of sound public management and scientific processes in the rush to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the context of a rapidly unfolding crisis, governments are making swift changes to regulations and institutions that may inadvertently create openings for corruption and mismanagement.

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Civic Space

Governments are taking exceptional steps in response to COVID-19, such as enforcing social distancing and quarantine measures. Prohibitions against in-person gatherings have had a dramatic impact on civic space across the globe.

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Inclusion and Gender

In times of emergency, it can be all too easy for inclusion efforts to fall to the wayside. However, bringing an inclusion lens to COVID-19 open government reforms is vital to ensure effective government response and recovery efforts...

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The Low-Tech Way to Engage Citizens in Lockdown

It seems odd to promote citizen participation at a time of lockdown. By early April 2020, “more than 3.9 billion people, or half of the world's population, [had] been asked or ordered to stay at home by their governments to prevent the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus.”

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Open Data

The collection and analysis of population-wide epidemiological data is a critical element of the COVID-19 response. From publishing disease spread statistics to location-tracking apps, governments around the world have engaged in sweeping data collection efforts to inform public health policies. In particular, open data has become key to facilitating...

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Fiscal Openness

The COVID-19 pandemic has weakened economies, increased public debt, and exacerbated existing inequalities. Governments across the world are in the process of enacting emergency responses, including reallocating budgets to the healthcare sector and sizable stimulus packages...

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Justice

People can encounter justice problems in nearly every aspect of life, including health, employment, education, housing and public safety. Even before COVID-19...

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Launching Open Response + Open Recovery

We are launching a campaign - Open Response + Open Recovery - to highlight the ways in which transparency, accountability, inclusivity, and public participation can make a difference.

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A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Public Procurement

Procurement has become a life or death issue in many countries’ responses to the coronavirus pandemic. In the short-term, emergency procurement is a critical component of any government’s response measures.

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