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Blog | March 7, 2017 | Michael Moses and Sue Shoal

Recent events are sowing doubts about the longevity of the open government movement. Elected leaders all over the world – from Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines to Jacob Zuma in South Africa to Donald Trump in the United States...

Blog | March 8, 2017 | Ciana-Marie Pegus

Today is International Women’s Day. In South Africa, women’s day is celebrated on 9 August, to commemorate the moment in 1956 when 20,000 women marched to protest against the imposition of the infamous apartheid ‘pass laws’ which limited...

Blog | March 21, 2017 | Ssanyu Rebecca

The call for a data revolution by the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel in the run up to Agenda 2030 stimulated debate and action in terms of innovative ways of generating and sharing data.

Since then, technological...

Blog | March 28, 2017 | Ali Cheema, Asad Liaqat and Shandana Khan Mohmand

A central feature of democracy is that political parties aggregate citizen voice, and transform it into political mandates and programmatic policies when they form governments. Political parties are thus a...

Blog | April 5, 2017 | Deepti Bharthur

In India, the digital governance regime has brought with it a mixed bag of opportunities and teething pains for the citizenry. On one hand, there is much to be appreciated about a move to the digital.

Digital service...

Blog | April 19, 2017 | Ivy Ong

Citizens have fast-increasing access to tools that enable them to monitor government performance and express their views in real time. Efforts to empower citizens need to be accompanied by state mechanisms to ensure accountability and responsiveness...

Blog | May 2, 2017 | Tony Roberts

This month I have been in the Philippines researching participatory technology initiatives designed to include Filipino citizens in participatory governance programmes.

Surprisingly I came back more concerned about the ways...

Blog | May 18, 2017 | Open Data Labs

When we first started our Innovating for Open Cities project last year with the support of Making All Voices Count, we embarked on a mission to demonstrate the value of open data in improving citizens’ lives in Indonesian cities, specifically...

Blog | May 22, 2017 | Open Data Labs

The hype around “Smart Cities” has influenced discussions on urbanism worldwide. Locally in Indonesia, the concept of smart cities is becoming more popular and cities across the country are starting to integrate and harness technology for more...

Blog | May 23, 2017 | Open Data Labs

The Innovating for Open Cities project, supported by Making All Voices Count, had us setting an ambitious goal: to deliver the most innovative solutions to improve cities across Indonesia, inspired and designed by citizens for the benefit of...

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