Anti-corruption groups have been rightly advocating for the release of information on the beneficial or real owners of companies and trust. The idea is to crack down on tax evasion and corruption by identifying the actual individuals hiding behind several …

Finding Mr. Smith or why anti-corruption needs open data Read more »

Exciting Open Government Partnership (OGP) related development: a ‘private sector council’ has been created to develop recommendations for the OGP Steering Committee on engaging the private sector. This will not be an official OGP body but an external group that …

The Missing Link: How to Engage the Private Sector in OGP Read more »

Our two countries have learned from each other in drive to digital-by-default, say senior ministers At the Open Government Partnership (OGP) summit in London in November 2013, New Zealand became the 61st member of a rapidly expanding global movement. The …

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Posted by Roy Trivedy UN Resident Coordinator/Representative at Papua New Guinea at UNDP, Mike Battcock Civil Society Department, DFID 18th Dec 2013 An open data revolution has taken place in the aid transparency world in the past two years, but …

An open data revolution, but what’s next? Read more »

The NSA leaks crashed the global open government party. Don’t get me wrong – I do not think this undermines the “whole idea of open government” as someone recently claimed to me. But the open government community cannot sit on …

Privacy – the Open Government Party Crasher Read more »

I’ve been puzzling for a while how the open data community can help the many great groups that have been fighting for transparency of key money flows for the past decade and more. I think one answer may be that …

What’s the point of open data? Read more »

Cross-posted from the Publish What You Fund blog. I am very fortunate to have been involved with Publish What You Fund since its launch alongside the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) in 2008, at the Accra High Level Forum on …

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The head of open data at the Cabinet Office on braving social media, following up the Shakespeare review and the G8 summit You joined the Cabinet Office as director of open data and transparency in January. What will be your …

Paul Maltby: ‘I’ve had to unfollow civil servants who tweet only about meetings’ Read more »

The UK is due to co-chair the Open Government Partnership in April and is looking to improve transparency across the world In our last post we talked about the release of data from the Department for Education and how important …

Open data is going global Read more »