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Learning to Make All Voices Count: Pursuing openness through iterative adaptation

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 – are regularly flouting democratic norms.

How should open government advocates respond? How can they maintain momentum for open governance when elected officials take steps to reduce transparency and accountability?