The following post is one of nine articles published for a special supplement, Innovating Government on a Global Stage, produced for the Open Government Partnership in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). To view the original post, please visit the SSIR website. On April 17, 2012, Brazil hosted the first High-Level Conference of the Open Government Partnership (OGP)—a partnership that grew in a mere
Before Brazil’s first OGP action plan even had its one year anniversary, preparations for a new action plan and consultation process were already underway. In fact, conversations around a new action plan and a more robust consultation process started back in April 2012 at the 1st Annual Conference of OGP, hosted by Brazil. The methodology
In the Spring 2013 edition, the Stanford Social Innovation Review features a supplement on the Open Government Partnership, with articles from OGP experts from across the globe addressing just some of the challenges facing the future of the Open movement. Below are a few choice extracts. We were gathered in the Secretary of War Room,
***UPDATE*** This call closed Friday, 8 February, 2013 for the following countries: Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom. The call has been extended until 1700 Eastern Standard Time, Monday, February 25, 2013 for the following countries: Indonesia, Norway, and United States. The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is seeking
As Latin American governments and their civil society partners meet in Santiago to discuss the Open Government Partnership, we consider their OGP commitments. Of the 58 countries that make OGP, 15 are of Latin America and the Caribbean. 11 of the 15 countries – Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic
One year and a half ago, concepts like, good governance, openness, rule of law, transparency, accountability, zero-corruption tolerance sounded hollow and hazy words that meant nothing for Tunisian people In his opening speech at the Brasilia 2012 OGP annual conference, Hedi Ben Abbes, Tunisian Secretary of State Foreign Affairs for the Americas and Asia, said that
I thought it would be helpful to note down some thoughts on Brasilia’s meeting fast, whilst the memory is still fresh…
One of the outcomes of Brasilia will be for the OGP plenary to endorse the steering committee-drafted governance policy for OGP, which includes a framework for how OGP governments and OGP NGOs nominate steering committee candidates from their respective caucuses. The early politicking around this should be fascinating, and I’m disappointed I won’t be there to watch it in person!