Pushing the Boundaries in Open Governance: Insights from OGP Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Bali, Indonesia (Day 1)

The plenary room of Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center was jam-packed at 845 in the morning, with representatives from different countries in the Asia-Pacific region and all over the globe joining the first regional conference on open data hosted by the Government of Indonesia.  The conference stage backdrop depicts a million colourful cranes moving in one direction ...

Step Up presents result of Open LGU Study to Bohol

Step Up Consulting Services presented the result of its study “Opening the Gates: Will Open Data Initiatives Make Local Governments in the Philippines More Transparent?” or Open LGU Research Project in a Presentation and Validation Workshop held in the afternoon of February 25, 2014 at the MetroCentre Hotel and Convention Center. The research team, composed ...

Budget Badger, Hackathon winner, holds promise for budget monitoring

    Budget Badger, the winning application of the recently conducted hackathon in the Philippines that the Philippine government sponsored last year was presented to the public in the second day of the Good Governance Summit. The application, which allows the creative presentation of the national budget as well as tracking where different projects are ...

Open LGU Research Team presents research findings in Good Governance Summit

The Open LGU Research Team presents initial findings of its research “Opening the Gates: Will Open Data Initiatives Make Local Governments in the Philippines More Transparent?” in the recently concluded Good Governance Summit held at the Philippine International Convention Center last 15-17 January 2014.  The summit, sponsored by the Philippine Government featured the initiatives towards ...

Research Team Conducts Analysis Workshop

The Open Data Team of Step Up Consulting held a data analysis workshop last 21-22 December 2013 at the Dao Diamond Hotel. The workshop aimed at synthesizing fieldwork results of two case studies of the research project “Opening the Gates: Will Open Data Initiatives Make Local Governments in the Philippines More Transparent?”. The Open Data team ...

Open LGU research team completes Bohol fieldwork

The Open LGU Research Team completes the fieldwork for one of its case sites for the study that explores the effect of opening government data to the public to the efforts of local governments in promoting transparency and accountability in local governance in the Philippines.  Bohol, at the heart of central Visayas, is chosen as ...

Step Up Research Team presents Open LGU in the Good Governance Summit

Mr. Joseph De Guia, Research Associate of Step Up Consulting Services met with the representatives of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and De La Salle University (DLSU) – Open Data Research Team last 24 October 2013 at the DLSU-Center for ICT for Development (CITe4D). The meeting was called by DBM Open Data Task ...

#KabantayNgBayan Hackathon on open government budget data

The Official Gazette of the National Government (www.gov.ph) published the statement of Undersecretary Abigail Valte, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson announcing the #KabantayNgBayan, that a data hackathon organized by the Open Data Philippines Task Force will be held in November. The event happens on November 9-10, 2013 on a two-day hackathon open for IT developers and designers ...

Provincial Government of Bohol Leading the Open Government Data

The Provincial Government of Bohol (PGBh) is leading the race of open government data on the web. The Bohol Provincial Atlas (PA) and Data Directory (PDD) was launched last 2 March 2012 by the Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) headed by Atty. John Titus Vistal through the support of Gov. Edgar Chatto. The Atlas ...

Open Data Philipines Portal “Opening Up” Soon 1

The 2013 Good Governance and Anti-Corruption (GGAC) initiatives of the Cabinet Cluster of the Philippine Government will “opening up” Open Data Philippines Portal. This initiative will be under the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO). Open Data Philippines will work with all government agencies develop the data.gov.ph portal for publicly available national data.This ...