Background Information On This Session:
The potential of open data as a public good to reinforce anti-corruption by strengthening transparency, increasing trust in governments, and improving public sector integrity and accountability is generally acknowledged. Despite this awareness, its implementation, and uptake by countries, especially developing countries, still remains low meaning open data as a driver and enabler of anti-corruption efforts remains largely underutilized. The big question then becomes: how can we maximize the potential benefits of open data in terms of reducing corruption?
By the end of this session participants should be able to:
- Explore the type of data needed for anti-corruption efforts
- Appreciate anti-corruption tools and initiatives that leverage Open Data
- Understand the best tactics and strategies to advance Open Data for anti-corruption efforts.
Jorge joined Global Integrity in July 2015, where he leads work on open fiscal governance. He is most interested in finding ways to support partners in their efforts to solve local problems through the use of data, evidence, and innovation. Prior to joining Global Integrity, Jorge worked with the Results for Development Institute and the National Democratic Institute. Before that, he lived in Colombia, where he advised the Colombian government on citizen engagement and social accountability programs with a focus on developing tools and methods for citizen engagement and building grassroots capacities. He also conducted research on governance in Latin America with a special interest in the interaction between civil society, accountability institutions, and governments to address pressing challenges about urban planning, social exclusion, and the environment.
Steph is the Director of Partnerships at the International Lawyers Project (ILP) where she works to support transparent and accountable governments, a robust and enabling civic space, access to justice, and the rule of law. She is also a member of the Open Government Partnership Global Board and Steering Committee. Steph regularly provides technical expertise to policy and decision-makers, and non-state actors, and has been engaged in a raft of public interest interventions. She has worked extensively managing regional programs and partnerships on access to information, open contracting and data, beneficial ownership, human rights, internet governance, civic space, pro-bono legal support for citizens, and broader civic education. Steph has also worked on various initiatives to domesticate international standards regionally including co-drafting the African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) and the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms.
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