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Open government in the Arab region

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Open Government Open Data Toolkit cover Open Government Open Data Toolkit

E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2021/MANUAL.2

The open data toolkit is a brief guide for initiating, planning, implementing, and evaluating open data programmes in the Arab region.  It includes five sections, covering planning and management...

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Open Government: Citizen Engagement Toolkit cover Open Government: Citizen Engagement Toolkit

E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2021/MANUAL.1

The citizen engagement toolkit is a brief guide aimed at promoting engagement in and implementation of open government in the Arab region.  Prepared as part of ESCWA open government initiative,...

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Legal aspects of open government and open data cover Legal aspects of open government and open data

E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2020/TP.2

Laws and regulations related to access to information and openness are very important for the implementation of open government principles. These laws cover several areas, such as access to...

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Capacity development material on open data cover Capacity development material on open data

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/TP.1

The report offers practical guidelines on how to initiate and manage open government data programmes, and it is targeting public sector employees in the Arab countries. The data we create, and...

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Capacity Development Material on Participation, Collaboration and Engagement cover Capacity Development Material on Participation, Collaboration and Engagement

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/TP.3

This report expands on framework developed by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia for fostering open government in the Arab region prepared in the context of project entitled...

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Fostering Open Government in the Arab region cover Fostering Open Government in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/TP.1



Open government refers to a government which is effective and efficient in the performance of its duties, transparent in and accountable for its actions, accessible to all through its...

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Fostering Open Government in the Arab region cover Fostering Open Government in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/INF.1

Open government refers to a government which is effective and efficient in the performance of its duties, transparent in and accountable for its actions, accessible to all through its services,...

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Information Kit - Effective Indicators to Measure Public Civic Participation

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.6



Civic participation was a key demand of Arab citizens who took to the streets demanding to be heard. Young and old, rich and poor, they came together as active citizens to express their...

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Promises of Spring: Citizenship and Civic Engagement in Democratic Transitions cover Promises of Spring: Citizenship and Civic Engagement in Democratic Transitions

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/3

This publication offers a critical analysis of the Arab uprisings, their possible triggers and potential trajectories. It considers citizenship as an essential factor not only in the struggle...

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E-Government Strategies in Arab Countries: Current Status and Development Prospects

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/Technical Paper.4

  This document presents the reality of e-government strategies in the Arab countries and the adopted applications and prospects for their development. It also studies the projects undertaken in e...

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Impact of Selected e-Services on Socioeconomic Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/2

Assessing the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and e-services remains a relatively uncharted domain due to the absence of internationally agreed indicators which...

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Arab Governance Report: Governance Challenges in Countries Undergoing Transition Arab Governance Report: Governance Challenges in Countries Undergoing Transition

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/4



Following the uprisings, a wave of political transition spread through the Arab region. A large body of research has focused on the complex blend of socioeconomic and political factors...

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Regional Expert Meeting on National Digital Development Reviews 2.0 – Enhanced Methodology and Updated Guiding Template



Within the framework of the project on advancing digital cooperation and development Arab States Action Programme, ESCWA is organizing the Second Regional Expert Meeting on “National...

Localized Big Data Applications for Supporting Decision-Making



ESCWA has organized this virtual session on Friday 18 December 2020, at 12.00-14.00 CET (or 13.00-15.00 Beirut time) as part of the...

Agile Government Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Arab Region: what are we learning for a better future?



The webinar was held on Tuesday 17 November 2020 as part of the 2020 "Government after shock" forum, and as one of the...

Webinars on Arab e-Government and launch of the Arabic version of UN 2020 e-Government Survey





On 23 September 2020 the United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) hosted the Eighth Arab e-Government Directors Meeting and a...
Syria: Open Government and Open Data





The national workshop on open government and open data for Syria focused on building the capacities of participants, on open government and open data based on the...
Palestine: Open Government and Open Data





25 women and men from the Palestinian government attended a national workshop on open government and open data organized by ESCWA in collaboration with the...
Capacity Building: Open Government and Emerging Technologies in the Arab Region





Based on the ESCWA four-phased framework on open government, this workshop parovided participants with knowledge, options, tools and actions to develop...
Jordan: Open Government and Open Data





The national workshop on open government and open data for Jordan focused on building the capacities of participants, based on the ESCWA framework and in the...

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