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October 2019 
Faces of Open Gov
Minister Young Chin
Minister of Interior and Safety, South Korea

Earlier this year, the Government of South Korea was selected as the incoming Government Co-Chair of the OGP Steering Committee, who will provide support to the lead Steering Committee Co-Chairs (the Government of Argentina and Robin Hodess) and lead efforts to strengthen the Partnership. Minister Chin sat down with OGP to discuss how open government can empower citizens to shape policies that respond to their needs and what the Government of South Korea has in store for the year ahead. Read more here.
New Data Reinforce That Access to Justice is an Open Government Issue

By Sarah Chamness Long, World Justice Project

Using data from the World Justice Project, the recently released OGP paper on access to justice examines legal needs and access to justice in OGP countries, and links findings to relevant commitments in OGP two-year action plans. Learn more here.

Day of the Girl: Messages from the Community

By Manoucheka Attime, OGP

For International Day of the Girl Child, we asked open government and inclusion champions to share their inspirational and actionable advice with the next generation of open government leaders. Read what they had to say here.

Halla Tómasdóttir ran for president in Iceland and almost won. As CEO of The B Team, Halla is an avid advocate for inclusive and diverse leadership in government, business, and beyond.
Launching an Evaluation for OGP

By Munyema Hasan, OGP

Oxford Policy Management will conduct an evaluation to address core questions around the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and impact of the OGP platform and strategies on reform processes in different contexts. Learn more here.

On the Road to a Better Procurement System in South Cotabato

By Jolien van der Vaart, Hivos

Learn how government officials, civil society, and the private sector in South Cotabato, Philippines, are working together to ensure an open contracting and procurement process here.

Employment Opportunities

Call for IRM National Researchers
The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is seeking individuals to carry out research in a variety of countries to assess government progress on implementation of their OGP action plans. Learn more here.

Lead, OGP Local Program
OGP is looking for an exceptional candidate to lead the OGP Local Program's implementation of an ambitious new strategy for significantly scaling OGP’s efforts to support open local government. Learn more here.

We are pleased to announce the grant recipients of the OGP Multi-Donor Trust Fund’s recent Request for Expressions of Interest for activities to support the implementation of OGP commitments. Learn more here.

Buzz on #OpenGov

- The Government of Argentina and Robin Hodess from The B Team will serve as lead co-chairs of he OGP Steering Committee through October 1, 2020. Learn more about the 2019-2020 OGP Steering Committee here.

- The new OGP Access to Justice paper analyzes existing commitments and successful frameworks for developing access to justice commitments, while also identifying gaps in 60 OGP countries, using data from the World Justice Project.

- OGP’s storytelling campaign CitizENGAGE has new stories on gender, access to justice, transparency, and more. Click here for more.

- Countries in Latin America are making great strides to ensure all citizens have equal access to justice. Learn more here.

- The 2020-2022 OGP Research Agenda is now available for public comment. We encourage the OGP community to co-create the agenda by providing us with input between October 21 and November 4. Learn more here.

The World of #OpenGov

- The World Justice Project recently launched their Access to Justice (A2J) data microsite which you can access here or from the landing page of our recent report here.

- The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed September 28th as the International Day for Universal Access to Information. Read more here.

- In advance of the EITI Board Meeting in Addis Ababa last week, NRGI released a paper with recommendations on how to address corruption through the EITI platform.

- Help your organization strengthen its resiliency in the face of shifts in civic space! The Resiliency+ process will pair your organization with a coach who will propose strategies needed to adapt quickly and remain resilient.  Organizations based in Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and Serbia will be eligible to apply. Learn more and apply here.

- In a recent Apolitical op-ed, CoST writes about the importance of open government and transparency in the infrastructure sector. 

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