Originally posted on globalintegrity.org Over the last few weeks, Global Integrity has been busy poring over National Action Plans submitted by Open Government Partnership participant countries to make sense of the heaps of commitments contained therein. Last month we presented our analysis of the plans using SMART criteria on this blog. Our assessment gave us
The Open Government Partnership is creating an onboarding pack to welcome new countries to the initiative and we want your opinion on what you think should be included. Your responses will help to inform and guide the materials that go to new members as part of their introduction into the community. To contribute, please leave
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All UK Government departments produced an open data strategy in June – alongside the Cabinet Office’s Open Data White Paper – pledging themselves to big releases of datasets and innovative open data approaches over the next two years. Although they followed a template, the departments’ strategies vary dramatically in scope, detail and ambition. This
A month ago the Bulgarian cabinet voted in a 33 point action plan for achieving open governance. The main goals of this plan are financial transparency, public registry improvement, public consultation and corporate social responsibility. One of the most important measures is publishing daily budget spending reports with a breakdown of payment reason and target.
A snap survey conducted by Local Interventions Group in Kavre district of Nepal predictably reveals that in average 87% of the public are unaware of the money that the government is spending in their villages for education, health and infrastructure. In a mad rush to spend off the money just before the fiscal year closes
One of our Facebook followers, Paul Beentjes, posted on our page: You hear this a lot these days: “Open data is a driver of economic growth”. But how can you explain this? True, the link is not always evident, but OGP believes it is there. Open (data) for business At OGP when we say open