Hundreds of delegates from government, civil society, and business gathered in Brasilia recently for the first Open Government Partnership meetings since the inception of this initiative. Transparency, accountability, and open data as fundamental building blocks of a new, open form of government were the main issues debated. With the advent of these meetings, we took the opportunity to expand an open data set by adding street names to OpenStreetMap.
Last month, San Francisco unveiled a new cloud-based open data site as part of its move to adopt cloud services and, in turn, to encourage open government, transparency and accountability by improving access to data and information.... Read Post
Open Up! That’s the call that went out from the meeting of the Open Government Partnership in Brazil this week, where more than 1,100 representatives from governments and civil society came together to promote open, transparent and ... Read Post
In Nigeria and Sierra Leone, the Accountable Governance for Justice (AGJS) program includes capacity building for civil society groups that will help them access information laws, government data, and crowd-sourcing technologies. Read Post