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Asian Development Bank to provide technical, financial assistance to Open Government Partnership

The Asian Development Bank will be providing technical and financial assistance to help countries in the Open Government Partnership to implement their initiatives.

Cities must step up and publish their data, says World Wide Web Foundation

Regional and local governments must follow central government efforts to ...

What Australia’s open data drive means for us - Geoscience Australia

FutureGov caught up with Sue Fyfe, Director, Geoinformatics and Data ...

15 July 2014 | News

New Zealand government departments report efficiency gains from Open Data

72% of government departments in New Zealand have become more efficient by reusing other agencies’ data, according to the latest progress report on open government in the country.

14 July 2014 | News

South Korean Government to release over 9000 datasets in 2 years

South Korea’s newly-released Open Government Partnership (OGP) 2nd Action Plan commits to releasing over 9000 datasets by 2016.

14 July 2014 | News

Now is the time to get on social media, says Australian Government CTO

The public sector should not wait to get on social media, John Sheridan, Australian Government Chief Technology Officer has said. Government should also understand that engagement on social media is two-way, he added.

8 July 2014 | Interview

Open up policy making to persuade citizens about tough decisions, says senior Japanese official

Allowing citizens to see the process of policy making, rather than just the result, helps win over citizens even when they disagree with the final decision, Kenji Hiramoto, Executive Advisor to the Government CIO in the Cabinet Secretariat Government of Japan has told FutureGov.

4 July 2014 | Feature

How does a country without computers open up its data? Graffiti, crayons, and a lot of common sense

Open data can sometimes seem like a luxury, but a meeting between the Philippines and Sierra Leone proved otherwise.

3 July 2014 | News

Australian Government preparing open data ‘toolkit’ to guide agencies

The Australian Government is preparing an Open Data Toolkit to consolidate policies and guidance for agencies managing and sharing government data.

2 July 2014 | News

Singapore’s new data protection law comes into force

Public agencies are exempted from Singapore’s new Personal Data Protection Act, but the government told FutureGov that it has based its own rules on the same principles as the new law.

30 June 2014 | News

China making slow but steady progress on open government, claims World Economic Forum

The Chinese government has made progress on becoming a more open government by publishing public sector data, according to a recent report by the World Economic Forum.

27 June 2014 | News

Singapore’s success - the inside story on its 2014 UN E-Government Rankings rise

Singapore has shot up 7 places in the UN E-Government Rankings 2014, from 10th place in the world to 3rd - and 1st in Southeast Asia. What has made Singapore rise so suddenly? And what lessons can be drawn from the city state’s success?

26 June 2014 | News

South Korea number 1 for online participation - UN E-Government Rankings 2014

South Korea is the best country in the world at involving citizens in decision-making using the internet, according to the new United Nations E-Government Rankings 2014.

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