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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

The global emergency posed by Covid-19 marks a before and after in the way we live. It might also help us rethink how we govern...

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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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Open Response + Open Recovery: Open Service Delivery in Health – Communities and Governments Working Together

In times of crisis more than ever, ensuring wide, efficient and timely access to public services by those who need them most becomes a key priority. As the pandemic spreads over the globe and governments strive to ensure adequate healthcare to their citizens, developing collaborative, multi-stakeholder frameworks turns into a response to address urgent needs as well as an opportunity to build trust in public institutions.

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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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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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