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 Open Government Partnership Networking Mechanism is pleased to start the new year with a Webinar on Codes of Practice for Consultations taking place on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM EST. We hope you can join us. Please see the details below. REGISTER for this webinar here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHpQZDdGWW9Dc1VuYzd2VHFJM0lWQWc6MA JOIN the Webinar here (login 5 minutes before the scheduled time): http://worldbankva.adobeconnect.com/ogpweb/ Date
What are you doing the day after Halloween? We are hosting an Ideathon in our new OpenGov Hub from 6:30 to 830pm and you should join us. We at Global Integrity understand that many of you have half-baked ideas that you want to present to others for feedback, meld with others’ ideas to make
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
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.
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!