A Closer Look at Open Government Reform Around the Globe
Take a closer look at stories and stats highlighting successful partnerships between citizens and governments in many corners of the world — from Indonesia to Costa Rica, from Germany to Kenya, and beyond.
In Kenya, citizens ensure 30 percent of public procurement opportunities are set aside for youth, women, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups.
In Afghanistan, citizens work with the justice sector to set up courts to address gender-based violence cases.
In Germany, citizens are working together to generate more visibility and awareness for gender parity issues.
Civil society organizations in South Africa partnered with the government to create a public service accountability monitor.
Following massive protests against gender-based violence, citizens in Argentina are working with the government to prevent violence against women.
In Uruguay, citizens and the government develop an integrated and collaborative approach to water management.
A new platform in Ukraine amplifies citizen’s voices in the procurement process.
The new Right to Information laws empower Sri Lankans to change their daily lives and their communities.
The expansion of New Zealand’s legislation website allows citizens to better access and understand their rights.
Through a new online platform, Georgian citizens can learn about government budgets and reporting concerns.
In France, new open data laws increase competition for public contracts.
In Colombia, citizens and the government collaborate for better transparency and accountability in the courts.
A digital platform in Buenos Aires enables vulnerable citizens to access georeferenced health information and share concerns about quality of care.
Austin is tackling historic inequity with a tool that allows citizens & government to measure the benefit of city initiatives in disadvantaged communities.
By releasing open transport data, the government in Buenos Aires helps residents plan their urban bus travel.
In Uruguay, the A Tu Servicio platform publishes vital healthcare information, empowering citizens to take control of their healthcare choices.
Local officials in rural Kenya establish a WhatsApp-based channel to directly communicate with citizens.
An innovative platform empowers citizens to crowdsource, prioritize, and vote on important policy proposals.
In Indonesia, a women-led coalition gather on-the-ground information to inform public policies and services.
In Paraguay, Municipal Development Councils give citizens a greater say in projects that impact their local communities.
Amid concerns over public sector corruption in Spain, Madrid’s City Council gives citizens greater insight into how policies work.
In a country where secrecy is ubiquitous, new legislation puts business ownership details in the public eye.
An innovative competition aids refugees by connecting citizens, government, and private enterprise.
By overhauling the country’s complaints hotline, Panamanian officials have improved transparency, partnerships, and outcomes.
From private toilets to community policing, the twin cities of Sekondi-Takoradi benefit from an ambitious citizen engagement program.
Social accountability activists are contributing to improve community services and a more responsive government.
Creating Informed and Active Citizens
The creation of the Open Police Data Initiative has put policing data into the hands of the public.
Through the “Eyes and Ears” project, citizens help monitor government projects.
A new online platform for budget information invites citizens to weigh in.
By strengthening indigenous voices in government, Costa Rica better serves its citizens.
Through the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative, improvements abound in operations, relations, and revenue.