Have you missed out on some of our key events the past few months? Here's our takeaways from each and every event we've held, from talks on corruption, website development, and digital rights. Dig in, learn something new, and let us know what you think!Read More
Short takeaways from our key events in October, November, and December.Read More
On November 14, we convened Hub members and friends to discuss the recent report by Results for Development, Priceless? A New Way to Estimate the Cost of Opening Government. The presentation and ensuing rich discussion reflected on the state of the open government. It captured some of the key fault lines of debate and agreement/disagreement about the accomplishments and needs of this still relatively nascent field.Read More
Some current challenges to American democracy are unprecedented, and require a collaborative and globally contextualized effort to understand risks and help prevent the erosion of foundational democratic norms and values.
This is why Global Integrity, the Sunlight Foundation and the Open Gov Hub recently convened a small, diverse group of US and international democracy experts to brainstorm how to best help provide relevant international experiences to strengthen the critical efforts of American democracy advocates.Read More
The Open Gov Hub community in DC and Hive Colab community in Kampala connect on shared open data challenges in a first Virtual Exchange.Read More
Given the recent People’s Climate Movement and steps from the administration to roll back action on climate change there is clearly deep concern for the future of our planet.
But programs to prevent climate change are not all that’s at risk. Open access to basic environmental and climate data is now in jeopardy. Previously published, government-generated data on the environment and other public issues may be vulnerable to a politicized backlash against evidence-based policies.
Before considering the implications of disappearing public information, what exactly is open data and why does it matter?Read More