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
Eighteen months on from the launch of the Open Government Partnership in New York in September 2011, there is growing attention to what has been achieved to date. In the recent OGP Steering Committee meeting in London, government and civil society members were unanimous in the view that the OGP must demonstrate results and impact
During a recent visit to Bulgaria, the European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes commented on the digital development in Bulgaria – both the good and the bad. The conference she attended, Digital Agenda for Europe: Reality or still a Challenge,- outlined quite well the duality of the situation one of the EU’s newest
The events of the past two years – from Occupy movements to civil unrest and revolutions – have served to reinforce the knowledge that global governance has new paramount actors. The primacy of regular people has never been so clear, with globalisation and technology only serving to amplify the influence of the individual, and of
This infographic, designed to mark the first year anniversary of the Open Government Partnership, can be downloaded from Flickr and embedded on your own website or blog via Visual.ly. What do you think about this infographic and/or OGP’s first year? Are you satisfied with the partnership’s progress? Perhaps you are surprised by the level
Data is a 21st century commodity – it’s the new oil. There is almost no limit to the economic and social impact it can generate, with new applications and tools being released every day. The European Commission’s Open Data Strategy aims to make the most of this huge asset in the single market. In
We are pleased to present the Ukrainian subtitles to the video about the Open Government Partnership directed by Harry R. Calbom & The Academy. The video provides us with examples of different approaches to tackling corruption from around the world.