Open Government initiatives for improving public services discussed at Manila workshop

From August 7 to 8, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Support Unit, the United Nations Development Programme Bangkok Regional Hub (UNDP BRH), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) co-hosted an Open Government for Improving Public Services in Asia workshop at ADB Headquarters in Manila, Philippines. The workshop welcomed nearly 70 representatives from six Asian OGP-participant countries. Presented were various open government initiatives, such as the Philippines's citizen monitoring Governance Hubs and Indonesia's LAPOR! public service complaint mechanism. Participants also reverse-engineered some of the initiatives to see how best practices could be applied to their own context and discussed how to ensure the sustainability of these programs.
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Thank you to Kamolwan "Ling" Panyasevanamit of UNDP BRH for sharing this information.

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