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Saving the truth - how to battle fake news

Free and balanced information, a public good, is under threat. Around the world, facts are being manipulated and controlled, while the notion of truth itself is being disputed. Is there a way to…  


The perfect recipe for ending corruption

Governments around the world are losing the trust of citizens. The civic space is shrinking and the rule of law has become increasingly threatened.  


Summit provides glimpse of tomorrow's governments

In Georgia, powerful calls for public service excellence come as star robot takes the stage, highlighting AI’s potential for government efficiency and transparency.  


Effective government requires transparency and integrity, says UNDP

The OGP will review 2,500 governance-related commitments made by 70 participating countries and 15 subnational governments. It will also examine issues such as promoting women leaders, boosting open…  


Meet the heroes of the transparency movement

From developing apps to reforming laws, these change-makers are working across Europe and Central Asia to make governments more open and accountable.  


Creating Islands of Integrity around the Black Sea

Islands have been emerging recently around Eastern and Central Europe. But they’re not common islands at all - they are actually cities. We see these cities standing out as “island” enclaves of…  


New 10 million EUR initiative to help boost citizen engagement across the Western Balkans

The UNDP and the EU launched an ambitious programme, ReLOaD, to substantially increase the involvement of civil society organizations in local development efforts while improving transparency in the…  


Something to be excited about: Opening up parliament in Georgia

Georgia has become the first country in the South Caucasus to subscribe to the Open Parliament principles and promote legislative openness.  


Reinventing public services has to start with the user

Only by incremental experiments, with an eye on effectiveness and putting the end-users at the heart of the design process, can we truly hope to transform public services to meet our citizens’…  


3 reasons why you should care about good governance

Good governance is such a widely used term that I feel the need to first clarify what I understand by good governance. If governance includes the exercise of authority in managing the resources of a…  

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