Open Government Partnership

In mismanaged economies, the path to government accountability and sustainability begins with transparency—but there is often resistance along the way. After all, power is at stake...

Citizens around the world are demanding more openness from their governments. They are seeking ways to participate in the decisions that affect them, and for governments to be more transparent, responsive, accountable, and effective. But what steps can governments can take to heed this call to action?

In London, October 30 to November 1,the Summit opens with the OGP Civil Society Day on Wednesday and then continues with the Plenary Conference Thursday and Friday.

The Oil Workers’ Rights Protection Organization held a meeting to discuss results of the monitoring provided at the first stage.

The group will consist primarily of government officials involved in the management of their country’s extractive industries and civil society representatives with expertise in this area, bringing collective technical expertise, diagnostic tools and cross-­-comparative experience to support countries to develop targeted, impactful commitments.

The proliferation of civil society presents new opportunities for citizen-informed policy making. In parallel, there has been an uptick in multi-stakeholder initiatives that harness the power of civil society and formally acknowledge that good governance must include citizen engagement...

Watch live Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. at www.whitehouse.gov/live or www.youtube.com/whitehouse as President Obama hosts an event in New York on the critical need to support Civil Society.

Monitoring of highways was one of two directions within the project implemented by the Civic Response Network. The reconstruction of Hajigabul-Kurdemir Highway was chosen as the focus for monitoring for this project...

Initial CRN monitoring of water pipeline construction showed the situation is far from what it should be and quite different from what official reports indicate...

After the training on Open Government Partnership (OGP) and national action plan, the CSO representatives in the cities of Salyan, Shirvan, and Lenkoran carried out initial monitoring to check the presence of public unions...

National expert Rovshan Aghayev covered monitoring of the application of Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative on the local level, mentioning the necessity for sub-national monitoring and the lack of quality information and communication infrastructure.