This post originally appeared on The Transparency and Accountability Initiative website. Advocates inside and outside government are working hard to embrace open data practices. International bodies, governments and even rock stars have moved past the question of why we need open, shared systems of government data to questions about how to build and maintain those systems. As we form new alliances and
This interview, conducted by Helen Crane, originally appeared on the Guardian's Public Leaders Network. You joined the Cabinet Office as director of open data and transparency in January. What will be your biggest challenge? Promoting open data on the international stage. The UK is president of the G8 summit this year, and forming a collective,
CSC Newsletter April 2013 No. 7 by emilenemartinez17
Susan Crawford and Beth Noveck in conversation at Social Media Week New York 2013 about open government, social media and technology. Towards the end, Councillor Gail Brewer of NYC talks about the implementation of the city’s Open Data Bill, coming into force March 7, 2013. Can’t see the video embedded above? Find it elsewhere here.
***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
Chile is hosting a Regional Outreach Meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) for Latin America on the 10th and 11th January 2013. It will be opened by Cristián Larroulet, Minister Secretary-General of the Chilean Presidency, who commented: The fact that Chile is hosting a meeting of such magnitude is a major example of the
The potential of new technology for advancing transparency and open government was the theme of the Open Up! conference on November 13th in London. Co-hosted by Omidyar Network and DFID in association with Wired magazine, the event brought together an impressive group of leading technologists, private sector innovators and civil society practitioners to galvanise action