Presenting the No Hash Tag blog series: Low-Tech Approaches to Open Government and Transparency.

Technology plays an important part – a huge one, many might argue – in the success of the worldwide open government movement. People are creating apps, websites, databases and many other digital ways of enhancing and fostering government transparency. Our friends over at techPresident are tracking this wonderfully through their WeGov series, which we highly…

Samantha Power’s nomination: A reflection of Obama’s Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde approach to open government?

The nomination of Open Government Partnership architect Samantha Power for US Ambassador to the United Nations represents a tremendous opportunity to promote government transparency and accountability around the world, especially in those countries not yet part of the nascent initiative.  (Disclaimer: Jeremy Weinstein, who sits on our board, also worked closely with Power in launching…