July 12, 2011 – The Transparency & Accountability Initiative welcomes the launch of Open Government Partnership (OGP), a new multilateral initiative that aims to promote more open and accountable government, with the ultimate goals of empowering citizens, countering corruption, promoting economic efficiencies, harnessing innovation, and improving the delivery of services.
In a high level meeting taking place at the U.S. State Department today and presided over by Secretary Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister Patriota, ministers from nearly 60 countries join representatives from more than 40 civil society organisations to discuss best practices, tools, technologies, and methodologies to enhance open government. This event will set the stage for the formal launch of the Open Government Partnership in September 2011.
The Transparency and Accountability Initiative (T/AI) is a donor collaborative that aims to seize momentum and expand the impact, breadth, and coordination of funding and activity in the transparency and accountability field, as well as explore applications of this work in new areas.
Omidyar Network is pleased to be part of this collaborative.
Read the press release here.