Category: Open Government

Citizen Engagement, Open Government, Uncategorized

Happy Africa Day. A Luta Continua.

“We, the Heads of African States and Governments assembled in the City of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Convinced…

Citizen Engagement, Open Government

OGP Needs Parliamentarians

I recently had the honour of attending a Legislative Openness Working Group meeting in Chile organised by…

Open Government, Post2015, Social Accountability

Post-2015 Has Provided Us All With A “Big Tent”

In their paper The Benefits of a Big Tent: Opening Up Government in Developing Countries, J Goldstein…

Open Government, Post2015

An African Data Revolution for African Priorities

There has been a great deal of debate and dialogue on the data revolution. Regardless of the…

Citizen Engagement, Open Government, Post2015

The Boring Necessities of the Data Revolution

Let’s not kid ourselves. Although many of us are still trying to figure out what the data…

Citizen Engagement, Open Government, Social Accountability

Designing Sustainable Citizen Engagement Initiatives

Recently I lost a relative in what seemed to be a case of profit-first-service-later after he was…

Citizen Engagement, Open Government, Social Accountability

Build it and the government will come: The problem with Civic Tech.

Those of us who have been involved in open data and the broader open government space may…

Open Government, Peer Review Mechanisms

APRM, OGP, What’s The Plan?

In May 2013, delegates convened in Mombasa for the first¬†OGP Africa Regional Meeting; a two-day conference that…