Civil Society Joint Communiqué on the Asia Pacific OGP Regional Meeting

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Taking the momentum of the upcoming Open Government Partnership (OGP) Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Nusa Dua, Bali on May 6-7, 2014, we, 183 representatives of civil society organizations coming from 31 Asia Pacific countries and  beyond came together on the Civil Society Day in Nusa Dua on May 4, 2014 to discuss key issues

Open Government & Public Information Disclosure Act (UU KIP) Urgency of Information Regulator


Public Information Disclosure Act (UU KIP) was formulated with several purposes that can be summed up into 5 stages: (i) to build a better management and information provision system in public institutions; (ii) to guarantee citizens’ right to information; (iii) to encourage public participation in decision-making processes; (iv) to encourage the accountability of governance; (v)

Open Government Politics: Government 3.0: State as a Platform


Obama’s victory received support extensive support within Silicon Valley. It is difficult to state that there is no strong connection between this support and the utilization of ICT in the “open government” doctrine of the Obama administration. ICT has been chosen as the primary media in building transparency and opening up participatory room. To assist

Transparency: Information from 3 Perspectives


The Right to Information Regime The right to information is a human right as stated in Article 19 of the  Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948. [1] Countries have ratified it in accordance with the dynamics of their internal conditions. In doing so, some have

Social Accountability and Open Government


Accountability In the Perspective of Social Relations The term accountability is semantically related to accountancy, otherwiseknown as bookkeeping (Boven, 2008). [1] The concept of accountability can be traced to the reign of William the Conqueror, beginning with the Norman conquest of England in 1066. In 1085, Wiliam ordered all landowners in his territory to calculate