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OGPx: Going Local for Global Impact

By Julie McCarthy & Martin TisneOne of the first letters the Open Government Partnership (OGP) received upon its creation was from a mayor in Colombia, requesting that his city be able to participate in the initiative.…

Open Data: Casting a Digital Net to Catch the Corrupt

The Panama Papers leak, and exposure of potential corruption on a global scale, has helped reveal just how much more must be done to shine a light on the shadows where corrupt activity takes place. Data, and better use of…

Why We Invested: The B Team

Photo credit: Christopher FarberThere is a strong business case to be made for transparency and accountability. Business leadership is critical in shifting the laws, norms, standards, and practices of both government and…

Empowering Nigerians to Fight Corruption | Why We Invested: Budeshi and…

Ory Okolloh shares why we invested in two Nigeria-based organizations   that are tackling corruption and the lack of transparency around the expenditure of public funds.

Sustainability: The Opportunities for Civic Tech

Omidyar Network's Alissa Black reflects on the Knight Foundation's new report on how civic tech start-ups are seeking sustainability.

Putting local journalism back at the heart of the community

There is an oft-repeated tale of woe in local journalism. It is one of dramatic decline in availability and quality, of dwindling revenue and conglomerate ownership, and of the devastating and significant consequences of…

Reducing the spread of misinformation in Africa

We live in a growing environment of public mistrust, especially when it comes to the media, and the explosion of the number of sources of information makes deciphering what is factual, what is misinformation, and what is…

Designed to earn your trust

Trust is in decline. Less than half the population surveyed “trusted the news” in the 36 countries covered by the Reuters Institute Digital News Report, with 38% of Americans actually “avoiding” it.

What will open government look like in 2025?

Omidyar Network is hosting Open Up, a convening of 200 global leaders from across business, government, and civil society to consider: “What do we want open government to look like in 2025?”. The event, held on…

Open government: how far has it come and what does the future hold?

To capture the progress made across the global open government movement since the signing of Sweden’s seminal 1766 right to information law, we asked the 200 attendees of Open Up 2016 and our wider network to help us create…
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