As one of the founding members and the current supporting co-chair of Open Government Partnership, Indonesia has its own experiences dealing with the issues of opening its government. This blog post explores the unique situations and dynamics of open government implementation in Indonesia, with emphases on how it works in the local governments. After the
By Linda Frey, OGP Support Unit Executive Director On January 2nd I started as Executive Director of the Open Government Partnership Support Unit. Quite a mouthful, huh? Most of my family members still have only a vague sense of what this actually means, though I’ve been diligently practicing my elevator speech since accepting the job last
As many colleagues and friends know, I’m not a huge fan of traditional multilateral organizations given their historic high-effort, low-return ratio. Having worked in and around some for a number of years, I grew weary of the rhetoric not always (or ever?) matching the reality of their impact. But I’m setting my cynical self aside for a moment
The City of Vienna was the first public agency in a German speaking country to develop an Open Government Initative and to commit itself to the concept of Open Data – an open and transparent system that makes city data available to citizens for their further use. Vienna’s first Open Data catalogue has been presented to the
On January 11-12, USAID G-3 Program (Good Governance in Georgia) organized the civil society forum (see the list of participants and the agenda) about Georgia’s participation in Open Government Partnership gathering some 25 representatives of NGO-s and government, as well as independent experts. The civil society forum discussed many important topics concerning Open Government Partnership.
Coming out of the regional meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) held in Santiago, Chile, from January 10-11, it’s clear that the movement to open the world’s parliaments has a number of allies outside of civil society and parliamentary monitoring organizations (PMOs). Bringing these actors together may offer a huge opportunity to bring about democratic
En el Parlamento chileno y la Comisión de Constitución se aprobó una reforma de la ley de transparencia y según Ferreiro, estas instituciones han evaluado el modo que esta ley se aplicó durante los primeros tres años de vigencia. Han sugerido recomendaciones prácticas que mejoran el funcionamiento de la ley. También le dan más