Tag: Open Government Partnership

Notes from OGN meeting with Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matthew Hancock MP | 5th November 2015

On 5th November 2015, the steering group of the Open Government Civil Society Network met with the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matthew Hancock MP, to discuss progress on open government in the UK. Please see a note from the meeting

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Opening Government through Business in Pakistan

“We support open government not just because it is good for business but because is central to human rights and dignity” concluded a leading member of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry at the recent Open Government Partnership (OGP)

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Latin America and the Caribbean Depend on Open Government for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations on September 2015 represents a historic milestone. The new agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were formulated through an unprecedented, open and participatory process led by governments

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Embracing Open and Participatory 21st Century Government

As Sierra Leone enters its second year as a full member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), I am proud of the steps we are taking to embrace the principles of transparency and accountability in all that we do as

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Open Government – A joke and an ad

Open government doesn’t really lend itself to humour and it’s difficult to see the comedy material in improved public services, oversight and accountability. The best joke I’ve heard on the topic (unfortunately, UK specific) goes something like this: In the

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Linida, as beautiful it may sound is not somebody’s name, nor a government project. It is a story of people engagement in negotiating their demands to shape the development agenda and improve public services in Batang district, Central Java, Indonesia.

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There is a huge amount of talk about a ‘data revolution’. The phrase emerged in the years preceding this September’s announcement of the Sustainable Development or Global Goals, caught on, and has recently been strongly reaffirmed by the launch of

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GODAN at the Open Government Partnership Global Summit

GODAN’s participation at the OGP Global Summit aims to link agriculture and nutrition to open data, open government and the sustainable development goals. Our Lightning Talk session, Open Government in Agriculture and Nutrition, on Wednesday, 28 October 13:40-14:15 will explore

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Open Gov Awards 2015: Revealing this year’s top initiatives

“Glass Village Project”, “Smart Municipality”, “The Guiding Lights of the Archipelago”….read more about the unique public service initiatives that were submitted this year! At OGP, one of the principles guiding our work is that open government reforms should ultimately benefit

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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation harnesses open data to tackle corruption

The outcome of the 22nd APEC meeting serves as a ringing endorsement of open data as an effective governance tool and institutional ethos On the back of the 16th International Anti-Corruption Commission Conference in Malaysia between 2-4 September, the 22nd

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