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Canada l Canadians quickly losing faith in their democracy, survey suggests

05 December 2012 | canada, democracy, parliament, public opinion

Canadians’ satisfaction with democracy has dipped to a new low, research suggests, with many people pegging the problem on weak performance by their federal MPs.   About 55 per cent of Canadians say...

Introducing the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness | Open Society Foundations

03 October 2012 | africa, democracy, global initiative, parliament, parliamentary monitoring, transparency

In joining the Open Government Partnership (OGP), governments have been going on record in support of more open, participatory and accountable public institutions. To date, 55 governments have agreed...

Blogpost: Open Parliaments, the World Over

24 September 2012 | blogpost, initiative, mapping, open government, parliament

The Open Government movement that has been groundbreaking in getting governments to open up their vast data sets on the delivery of services, is seeing a new frontier: Parliaments.   Opening...

IERPE Works for Transparency in African Parliaments

23 September 2012 | africa, mapping, monitoring, open society institute, parliament, performance

Research Associate Romuald Anago attended a planning conference held by CDD-Ghana in collaboration with the African Regional Office of the Open Society Initiative (OSI) as a stakeholder for the...

Blogpost: Questions from Paris on Parliamentary Monitoring Organizations

12 July 2012 | blogpost, citizen monitoring, commentary, event, parliament, pmos, web resource

[...] While some organizations have been around for years, it is only recently that an international network of Internet-centric PMOs has begun to coalesce. I was struck by how many organizations...

Parliamentarians from Burkina Faso assess their own performance in preventing corruption

30 April 2012 | africa, burkina-faso, nat initiative, parliament, self-assessment, undp-supported

  A parliamentary self-assessment tool has been developed to help parliamentarians in Burkina Faso play a stronger role in the national implementation of the United Nations Convention Against...

Blogpost: What do you think about this "parliamentary transparency pledge"?

27 April 2012 | blogpost, commentary, parliament, voluntary commitment

This Monday will bring the start of the "PMO Leaders Conference on Parliamentary Transparency and Networking" here in Washington, DC. Among the topics at the three-day conference of global...

Blogpost: Helping Politicians Keep Their Promises

16 April 2012 | blogpost, commentary, executive, latin america, parliament, performance review, technology, web resource

[...] When I sat down with Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente Director Felipe Heusser last month to take a look at the new site called “From What Was Said to What Was Done“, my first question was: “is...

Launch: Global Parliamentary Report | Agora Portal

10 April 2012 | global index, launch, parliament, report, undp

In July 2010, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) decided to jointly produce the first ever Global Parliamentary Report, in order to provide an...

Legislative Data Conference | US Congressional Committee on House Administration

07 February 2012 | legislative data, parliament, usa

The Committee on House Administration held a Legislative Data and Transparency Conference on February 2, 2012, from 9AM to 6PM in Cannon Caucus Room, 345 Cannon HOB. Conference Agenda Remarks...

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