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Voices of Open Government

A new podcast by the Open Government Partnership and Hueman Group Media

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How do we do government differently? Listen to conversations with leaders who break the mold — from mayors to anti-corruption advocates, social justice champions, and public servants who fight for accountability and transparency in government. Join host Stephanie Bluma as she shares insights on what governments and civil society from different regions of the world can learn from each other — and how we can renew our societies.

This podcast is a production of the Open Government Partnership and Hueman Group Media.

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To Build Transparent Algorithms, Focus on the Why

In this episode, we’ll learn what France has done to increase algorithmic transparency using citizen input while raising awareness about the use of algorithms.

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When the Whole Neighborhood Pitches In, Results Are Better

In this episode, we explore how the Basque Country in Spain has worked to involve all local institutions and citizens in the policy-making process. We also tackle what “neighborhood work” means and how it led to more ambitious results.

Hope is Hard Work but Necessary Work

In this episode, learn how open, participative, and deliberative approaches to decision-making in Scotland is helping turn voices of citizens into concrete actions.

Focus on the Reform. And the Reformer!

In this episode, learn how Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya applied open government principles to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of recognizing the people behind the reforms in government and civil society.

Building the Ladder of Citizen Engagement in Austin, United States

In this episode, learn how Austin is engaging with historically marginalized group – including those experiencing homelessness – in open government and policy processes.

Building Citizen Trust in South Cotabato, Philippines

In this episode, learn how South Cotabato’s governor is using open gov principles to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic while placing citizens at the heart of policy-making to rebuild trust in government.

Closing the Gender Gap in Care Services in Mexico

In this episode, we learn how reformers in Mexico are designing a national policy to reduce the gender inequality gap and position the right to care in the public agenda.

Innovating New Solutions to Justice in Buenos Aires

In this episode, we look towards Buenos Aires’ Open Justice and Innovation Lab to explore how different sectors can work together to create a more transparent and accountable judicial branch.

Blowing the Whistle on Corruption in Latvia

In this episode, we explore the systems in place to safeguard the identities of government employees, activists, civil society organizers and other individuals who blow the whistle on illicit activities.

When a Government’s “Eyes and Ears” Improve Public Services

How do we ensure that public funds are spent efficiently and not mismanaged? In this episode, we learn from a reformer in Kaduna, Nigeria about how we can inspire local governments to be more innovative in delivering public services and why incentivizing citizens to collaborate is critical. 

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