As the OGP topic becomes increasingly popular and even trendy around the world, post-Soviet countries (despite the long-time tradition of their officials building an imaginary glass wall that held them off their citizens) now also keep abreast of new instruments for open governance promotion. Thus, NGOs (mostly National Chapters of Transparency International) and government representatives
First published in Ukrainska Pravda (Ukrainian Truth), Tuesday 19 February 2013 Ukraine and open government: the story so far February 24 marked the 10th anniversary from the day when the idea of an e-government was launched in Ukraine. The go-ahead for the development of online democracy was given under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Victor
This is the final post in our five part series of Q&As with selected countries and their experiences with the OGP process at the national level. This post is a Q&A with Oleksii Khmara, President TORO Creative Union – Transparency International Ukraine. 1. Describe the process TORO Creative Union – Transparency International Ukraine organized a
In this video, Transparency International Ukraine representatives attempt to answer citizens’ questions about open government. It was filmed as part of the “Towards Open Government Initiative in the Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia” project, supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It aims to influence Open Government Partnership commitments implementation. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below,
The Open Government Partnership initiative is truly popular and completely necessary worldwide, but when it comes to the post-Soviet space, its importance is hard to overestimate. The reason is probably obvious – though the Soviet Union fell more than 20 years ago, its principals, patterns and drawbacks of the political system are deeply rooted in
When the Ukrainian government decided to hold national consultations on the OGP plan – to fulfill the requirement for civil society input – by means of these civic councils and scheduled the meetings for right around Christmas, we realized that the government wanted to conduct pseudo-consultations and avoid any serious critique.
Written by Matej Novak from International Research and Exchanges Board, Ukraine office.
50 public organizations asked the President to designate the body responsible for coordinating and implementing the Open Government Partnership initiative. These NGOs decided to appeal to President Viktor Yanukovych because of Ukraine’s poor implementation of its responsibilities under the OGP.