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Thursday, October 29 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Access to Information as a Critical Link to Fulfilling National OGP Commitments

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Access to information (ATI) is a fundamental right and a critical element for participation, voice, and accountability. It is crucial in addressing the most pressing social needs, solving public problems, improving the effectiveness of government institutions, and allowing citizens to help set priorities and monitor government action. Increasing transparency and access to information is at the core of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) values and principles; and passage of ATI legislation is included as one of the four main eligibility criteria for joining the OGP. While many OGP countries have developed national actions plans which include a series of commitments related to areas such as improved service delivery, fiscal transparency, asset disclosure, e-government, infrastructure, improved public service, in some cases, the country national action plans do not include specific commitments for continued advancement of the right of access to information or the ATI obligations that have been made are not effectively connected to other OGP commitments.

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Paulina Bustos Arellano

Codeando México
Operations Program Manager at Codeando México (Code for Mexico) a non-profit organization that deploys civic hacking communities in order to solve social problems with technology.---
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Laura Neuman

Director of the Global Access to Information Program, Carter Center
Laura Neuman is director of the Global Access to Information Program. She directs and implements Carter Center transparency and good governance programming, including projects in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Ms. Neuman developed the innovative access to information implementation... Read More →
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Jordi Romeu-Granados

Researcher - PhD Candidate, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Head of Legal Services at Vinaròs City Council. Comunitat Valenciana, Spain. Researcher at Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset. Madrid, Spain. Researcher at Grupo de Pesquisa sobre Controle Social do Gasto Público da UNESP and at Grupo de Pesquisa Administração... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

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