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How Open Data Helped Uncover Rampant Corruption in Myanmar's Multi-Billion Dollar Jade Industry

Hera Hussain | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Hera Hussain

Open data may not demolish the incentive of corruption but it can go a long way in raising the cost of doing so.

Government For the People, With the People

Alejandro González Arreola | Posted 11.02.2015 | World
Alejandro González Arreola

Never has there been a more important time to remind leaders of the importance of people and governments working together. Trust in government remains low and space for citizens is under threat around the globe. Revolutions of hope are now footnotes to increased oppression.

Sustainable Development Needs Public Participation

Helen Clark | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Helen Clark

The transformation of our world is a tall order. The good news is that our generation has more wealth, more knowledge, and more technologies at our disposal than ever before. We have what it takes to achieve sustainable development for all.

Keeping the Open Government Partnership Vital, Innovative and True to its Founding Principles

Ambassador Samantha Power | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
Ambassador Samantha Power

We of course can't be satisfied just growing OGP and growing the model. We've got to keep this organization fluid and vibrant and responsive to what citizens are asking for around the world.

Good Governance by All Means

Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas | Posted 11.02.2015 | World
Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas

We need to continue making a revolutionary change on our modus operandi.

The Secret Ingredient That Could Turn a Dry UN Document Into Real Change For a 15-Year-Old Girl

Jamie Drummond | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Jamie Drummond

In his speech to the UN general assembly, President Obama spoke passionately about a young teenage girl, Eva Tolage, who wrote to him asking he commit to the full implementation of the goals. So let's follow this story -- from lofty global promises to local real specifics.

The Open Data Charter: A Roadmap for Using a Global Resource

Joel Gurin | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Joel Gurin

The Charter is a watershed moment for a global movement that has been pushing governments to make more data more open in better ways. Open data is essential to government accountability: It enables citizens to scrutinize the workings of government, ask questions, and take action.

Embracing Open and Participatory 21st Century Government

President Ernest Bai Koroma | Posted 10.27.2015 | World
President Ernest Bai Koroma

pen government in Sierra Leone is already paying dividends. The use of open data, which enabled authorities to rapidly share outbreak and treatment information among medical professionals and the community, greatly enhanced the country's Ebola response.

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

Alicia Barcena | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Alicia Barcena

This constitutes a true ecosystem of stakeholders that will enable the success of the SDGs. This is where the open government paradigm represents an axis to leverage the process and serves as a platform to catalyze and attain the expected outcomes.

Open Government, a Catalyst For Democracy

President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera | Posted 10.26.2015 | World
President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera

Social stability and peace are pivotal for democracy as they represent a fundamental element of the relationship between institutions and the citizenship.

New OGP-Oxfam Alliance: Supporting Civil Society to Hold Decision Makers to Account

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 10.26.2015 | World
Winnie Byanyima

Civil society space provides the oxygen for citizens to participate and meaningfully hold their governments and the private sector to account -- and ensure that decisions are made in the interest of the majority and not the few.

It's Time to Take Environmental Costs Into Account

Marinke van Riet | Posted 10.23.2015 | World
Marinke van Riet

The dangers of fiscal opacity in the extractive sector are well known: corruption, mismanagement and waste. But what happens when environmental information remains hidden? The results are no less dramatic, and no less harmful.

In Praise of the Reformers

Joseph Powell | Posted 11.06.2015 | World
Joseph Powell

The spirit is one of everyone having something to learn and something to offer, regardless of whether you are government or civil society, or what side of the political spectrum you come from. Open government challenges everyone to improve.

Obama Made 'Baby Steps' Toward Government Openness

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration made "baby steps" over the past two years toward government transparency and accountability, according to a study released Tu...

Progress and Setbacks for Open Government on Eve of Historic Global Partnership Launch

Alexander Howard | Posted 11.18.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

In 2011, some of the most dynamic changes may be found the state and local level in the United States. After next week, the eyes of many more people will be open to the broader sweep of a global movement towards transparency.