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Libraries, information and integrity

As part of IFLA's engagement at this year's High-Level Political Forum, the Dag Hammarskjold Library at the United Nations kindly hosted an IFLA session discussing the trends which are shaping how far access to information is enabling sustainable development today. Today we share the report of this event. Read More

  • News
  • 21 December 2022

Libraries delivering on open government: IFLA speaks at African Peer Review Mechanism

Drawing on the insights provided in the publication "The Government Information Landscape in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for Improvement", IFLA presented on the role of libraries at the African Peer Review Mechanism's African Governance Seminar, highlighting our contribution to open governance goals. We are grateful to Nerisa Kumar, Information Africa Organization, for attending and providing this report. Read More

  • News
  • 17 December 2022

Libraries Supporting Open Government: Areas for Engagement and Lessons Learned

Open Government is an umbrella term that covers principles and practices of re-defining the relationship between government and wider society towards more openness, transparency and participation. Relying on their capacity and expertise in ensuring meaningful access to information and supporting user engagement, libraries can help deliver… Read More

  • Publications
  • 04 June 2020

Libraries and Good Governance

There is increasing awareness that sustainable development requires effective government. Libraries have a major role to play in delivering this, as part of their broader mission to provide access to information. This briefing explores how libraries can support better policy-making, make it easier for citizens to… Read More

  • Publications
  • 11 May 2018