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Innovating Government on a Global Stage

This special supplement includes nine articles produced for the Open Government Partnership. OGP is a new effort to foster greater transparency and accountability, improve governance, and increase civic engagement worldwide.

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Government

Transforming Multilateralism: Innovation on a Global Stage

The Open Government Partnership seeks to build more transparent, effective, and accountable governments that empower citizens and respond to their democratic aspirations.

 

Government

Shattering Decades of Diplomatic Protocol

The US Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights explains why OGP breaks the mold of international engagement.

 
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Government

Innovating Modern Democracy, in Brazil and Globally

The OGP partnership with Brazil represents a global challenge for government and civil society stakeholders to advance the concept of 21st-century democracy.

 
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Government

Advocacy from the Inside: The Role of Civil Society

What does it mean for civil society to have a seat—and an equal voice—at OGP’s table?

 
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Government

The UK’s Transparency Agenda

Francis Maude, the UK minister responsible for public transparency, and Simon Burall, a British civil society leader, discuss the potential impacts of OGP in the UK.

 

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Tanzania’s Transparency Agenda

Matthias Chikawe, Justice Minister of Tanzania, and Rakesh Rajani, a Tanzanian civil society leader, discuss the potential impacts of OGP in Tanzania.

 

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Philanthropy Can Catalyze an Open Government Movement

OGP is energizing the global open government discussion, while developing new norms and standards—something donors should support.

 

Government

India in Open Government and Open Government in India

India’s absence from OGP underscores the larger challenges of harnessing international networks to support domestic activism.

 

Government

Building a Global Norm on Open Government

The establishment of OGP suggests the emergence of a new norm for governance, based on transparency and collaboration.