Opening Data – from Publication to Use for Sustainable Development Date: Monday 21 September 15:00-17.00 Place: Action Aid 33-39 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0BJ The importance of open and transparent data on aid flows into developing countries is now …

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The World Bank Group sees the pillars of a more open and citizen centric government–transparency, citizen participation, and collaboration–as strategic priorities in its work on governance because they suggest concrete ways to promote shared prosperity. Having made significant strides to increasing …

The future of government is open Read more »

This post was written in advance of the panel Business Models and Open Data at ConDatos 2015, the third Regional Conference of Open Data for Latin America and the Caribbean. To read the post in Spanish, click here. Fellow panelist …

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Summary NZ’s Action Plan is amongst the least ambitious of all 65 member countries in the OGP, and the process by which it was developed and is being implemented is a long way from the ‘co-creation’ between government and civil …

New Zealand and the OGP Read more »

We pledge to be more transparent at every level — because more information on government activity should be open, timely, and freely available to the people. We pledge to engage more of our citizens in decision-making — because it makes …

How can the OGP push forward the open aid data agenda? Read more »

The National Action Plan of 2014-2015 is a joint product of an intense cooperation of government and civil society as well as public consultations conducted throughout the country. The Plan was elaborated in the framework of the national coordination mechanism …

Open Government Partnership Action Plan of Georgia 2014-2015 Read more »

The past couple of weeks I have been reading many of the 300+ submitted proposals for this year’s OGP Global Summit. At times it has felt a bit like being at the Saturday morning market full of all kinds of …

Choosing from the Wealth of Proposals for the OGP Summit Read more »

The Governance Data Alliance (GDA) is a new initiative uniting non-governmental organizations, multilateral donors, and governments who produce and consume governance data.  OGP is thrilled to be participating in this project.  As the GDA’s Vision Paper details. “The current state …

OGP and the Governance Data Alliance – “The marketplace for governance data is broken. We’re trying to fix it.” Read more »

Open Government (OG) is about openness, which begins with process of transparency, accountability and citizen engagement for effective and efficient governance. To achieve and sustain this, all stakeholders must understand the overall goals of the process and specific roles they …

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