Brendan Howlin’s article was originally posted on website of the Department for Public Expenditure and Reform. It has been cross-posted here with his department’s permission. The announcement concerning Ireland’s decision to participate in OGP can be found here. There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not
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
In joining the Open Government Partnership (OGP), governments have been going on record in support of more open, participatory and accountable public institutions. To date, 55 governments have agreed to develop national action plans, with civil society input and monitoring that commit them to this agenda. Although the quality of commitments made, and intensity of
The Internet has a democratization effect. Not only does it empower citizens to participate but also governments to understand and address real needs. Projects can be catalyzed and legitimize through openness, accountability and collaboration.