Big expectations are over the shoulders of transparency; governments expect public sector efficiency and growth, civil society expects accountability and participation in the policy process, companies and entrepreneurs expect new business opportunities, and democracy more generally expects that with transparency we will all be better off.
OGP’s “Power of Open” launch event included a series of panels and networking events focused on the role of openness. During the event we decided to interview some of these panelist, and here we present you with the first 3 of the series.
The Internet has a democratization effect. Not only does it empower citizens to participate but also governments to understand and address real needs. Projects can be catalyzed and legitimize through openness, accountability and collaboration.
The event was organized by the Mexican Secretaría de la Función Pública de México (SFP) and the Federal Institute for Access to Public Information (IFAI) in conjunction with OGP and the Organization of American States (OAS).
Soros Foundation Romania has been involved in the drafting of the action plan for Romania since December 2011, organizing the first meeting on the subject.
The Korean government has been consulting with civil society in a variety of methods, such as www.epeople.go.kr , a website and social networking site for each ministry, and is conducting conferences, seminars, public forums, and public hearings with the general public and related civic groups on specific OGP issues.