Open government is an inclusive and participatory approach to governance that allows citizens to be involved in the formulation and eventual implementation of public policies, and has been recognized as a catalyst for democracy and inclusivity in sustainable growth. Government is open when it follows the principles of transparency, accountability and participation; key initiatives include open data, public participation, open contracting, open parliament, among others.
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Written by ‘Gbenga Sesan On January 1, 2020, many new year resolutions made no provision for a disruptive event even though the novel coronavirus, COVID-19,
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Building Partnership with the Open Governance Institute to Promote Good Governance at the County Level
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