25 May 2016

Mapping open government initiatives that are helping contribute to the SDGs in Asia Pacific

As many of you readers might be aware, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Support Unit are joining hands to put into action the commitments under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

In a step towards this direction, the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub is currently mapping examples of open government initiatives from the Asia Pacific region that can help achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Specifically, we’re seeking initiatives that meet the following criteria:

  • Government and civil society are working together to promote transparency, accountability, and/or citizen engagement, either at the national or subnational level

  • The initiatives contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development goals and demonstrate measurable results  (e.g. good health, quality education, rule of law and access to justice, gender equality, climate action)

  • The initiatives aim at leaving no one behind: marginalized groups, the poor, minorities, women, young people, people with disabilities… are part of the process and/or benefit from the reform

  • The initiatives are based on innovative approaches, methodologies and/or use of new technologies >> Read more

Asia and Oceania, Democracy, SDGs

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