Janice Charette, associate secretary to the cabinet, Government of Canada, talks about integrity in public service. The degree to which public servants are held in high esteem, she says, depends on their own high integrity, transparency and accountability. They must also be responsive and citizen-orientated, whether they work in direct service delivery or policy
UK Prime Minister David Cameron today kicked off his country’s year-long presidency of the Group of Eight Industrialised Nations by writing a letter to his counterparts. The good news for the open government movement is that it’s clear that his administration intends to place transparency high-up the agenda. Here are some key extracts: At the
On September 19th, many of British Columbia’s leading minds on freedom of information and privacy issues gathered in downtown Vancouver for the 2012 BC Information Summit. Under the moniker This Time, It’s Personal: Freedom of Information and Privacy Under Government 2.0, the one-day conference dove into the finer points of the BC Government’s sweeping new
As we quickly approach next week’s high-level event in Brasilia, we wanted to take a minute to update readers on the OGP Networking Mechanism (NM). As some readers of this blog know., we at Global Integrity are managing the NM, a service provided to OGP governments through which we introduce governments to some of the world’s leading open government experts (from the public, private, and civic sectors) to help those governments develop more innovative, “stretch” OGP commitments.
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).