Approaching OGP in Vietnam – “Top Down” should be combined with “Bottom Up”

OGP advocacy needs a broad approach to reach various stakeholders. However, taking into account OGP’s special features, some experts recommend to primarily use a top-down approach combined with a bottom-up approach. The top-down approach can be explained the direct or indirect influence on organs, organizations belonging to the…

Dispelling anxieties about OGP

According to many expert, dispelling the anxieties about OGP among state actors is very crucial, even more crucial than proving benefits brought by OGP. It is necessary, first of all, to identify what these anxieties are?  Some interviewed experts have assumed that the greatest anxiety of the Vietnamese…

What is the Spectrum of Public Participation?

The Spectrum of Public Participation was developed by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) to help clarify the role of the public (or community) in planning and decision-making, and how much influence the community has over planning or decision-making processes. It identifies five levels of public participation…

Experimentation is the right to make mistakes

In the context of the OECD’s “Evidence-Informed Policy-Making” conference in June 2017, Théo Bourgery from Observatory Pulic Sector Innovation interviewed Camille Laporte from the French Secrétariat général pour la modernisation de l’action publique and Kaisa Lähteenmäki-Smith of the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office’s Government Policy Analysis Unit on the role of experimentation in the…

Fight against corruption requires accountability mechanisms

Lưu Bình Nhưỡng, a permanent member of the NA Commission for Social Affairs, speaks to the newspaper Kinh tế & Đô thị (Economic and Urban Affairs) on imperative of feasible strategies to win the fight against corruption A report released by the Government on the fight against embezzlement and corruption…

Toolkit for Advancing Legislative Openness

This guide aims to enrich the efforts of parliaments and their civil society counterparts to engage in collaborative processes aimed at developing and implementing openness commitments, either as part of the OGP process or otherwise. The first section focuses on the development of open parliament commitments in NAPs…

QTSC spurs smart city model

Ho Chi Minh City-based Quang Trung Software City has recently launched a bike share scheme, one of various pilot models under its Smart City project. Accordingly, the bikes under the share scheme will be distributed at fixed spots across the park of Quang Trung Software City (QTSC). The…

Improving Public Services: Guidance for developing OGP commitments

Good quality public services are critical to the lives of citizens, and ensuring their provision is an essential function of government. But governments are not alone in this; experience and evidence built up over a number of decades has shown that citizens and civil society also have important…

OGP Point of Contact Manual (2017)

In the four years since the launch of the Open Government Partnership, reformers around the world have been using their OGP participation to make change happen. Over 2500 individual open government reforms have now been pledged via OGP, and many of them are already having a significant impact…

Digital Transformation in public sector towards a digital government

The fourth industrial revolution is gaining momentum in recent years with the popularity of broadband and digital transformation. Digital transformation In 2017, the digital transformation will become a “digital typhoon” with great impact on technology and everyday life. According to Gartner, by 2020 there will be hundreds of…