The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative which aims to secure concrete action plan commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. There are over 50 participating countries, but now that the first round of action plans has come to an end, how can the
Britain’s Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude delivered a speech alongside Acting South African President Kgalema Motlanthe to the delegates of the annual Government Leadership Summit in Pretoria on 2 April. While much of the speech focused on public service reform and UK case studies, the latter half of the speech centred around the UK’s
So what our discussion has focused on is, number one, how do we continue to build on strong democracies; how do we continue to build on transparency and accountability. Because what we’ve learned over the last several decades is that when you’ve got good governance — when you have democracies that work, sound management of
In 2012, the City of Palo Alto designed and deployed a platform for making it easy for departments to publicly post raw data and for a wide variety of community stakeholders to access that data. In addition, this open data technology enabled computer applications to consume records directly, eliminating any human intervention. In effect, we created government-as-a-platform.
The Open Government Partnership Networking Mechanism is pleased to announce a Webinar on E-Petitions – Giving Voice to Citizens taking place on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 10:00 – 11:00 AM Washington DC (EST) | 2:00 – 3:00 PM London (GMT). Please see the details below. REGISTER for this webinar here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHp1c1A5MGg0RmRRd3VOVlkxLTNrNVE6MA JOIN the Webinar here (login 5 minutes before the scheduled time): http://worldbankva.adobeconnect.com/ogpweb/ Date & Time: Tuesday, March 19,
In February 12 and 13 Costa Rica’s Digital Government Secretariat conducted outreach activities aimed at disseminating the Open Government Partnership’s (OGP) mission among civil society and government officials. The Secretariat also presented its draft action plan to the public. Costa Rica joined OGP in January 2012 and is planning to present its first action plan
[Español abajo] Dear OGP Stakeholders, The Independent Reporting Mechanism’s (IRM) Research Guide is currently up for comment by all OGP stakeholders (governmental and non-governmental). We would like to offer you the opportunity to interact with members of the International Experts’ Panel (IEP) and ask questions about the method used to assess the OGP country action plans.
On February 15 2013, the Croatian Parliament adopted a new Freedom of Information Act (FoIA), following a decade of advocacy, public campaigns, research, law amendments and public discussions. During its long-term monitoring of implementation and research on FoIA implementation in Croatia (researches available in Croatian here), active participation in the working group for FoIA amendments