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Appropriating Technology for Accountability (IX). Open Government Partnership


Notes from the Appropriating Technology for Accountability, part of the Making All Voices Count program, organized by Institute of Development Studies and held in Brighton, UK, on 25-26 October 2017. More notes on this event: allvoicescount. Open Government PartnershipBreakout session What are the challenges and opportunities in trying to bring the OGP ‘closer to the people’? There is a need to link what happens at the national level and what happens at the local level. See if there is a thread linking both (or more) levels). What is the enabling environment that exists at the local level? Can it be transposed at other levels? (and vice-versa) Open government is about generating new types of citizen engagement. What role do technologies play in this? Access to technology is an absolute priority. But effective use of access comes with specific skills and in specific cultural contexts. The government could co-own a system with the people. Can we have open government without open data about budgeting or expenditure? There is a difference between seeing open government as a tool and seeing it as a governance strategy for a change of democratic culture. In this sense, it might be very different to approach open government from the transparency and accountability point of view or the collaboration (and co-management) point of view. This post originally published at ICT4D Blog as Appropriating Technology for Accountability (IX). Open Government Partnership

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About Me

    I am Ismael Peña-López.

    I am professor at the School of Law and Political Science of the Open University of Catalonia, and researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute and the eLearn Center of that university. I am also the director of the Open Innovation project at Fundació Jaume Bofill.

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