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Monday, November 5


Improving Citizen Engagement and Government Responsiveness for Better Public Services
Basic public services are one of the primary touchpoints between citizens and governments. Delivering basic public services that are responsive to citizen needs while managing fiscal resources prudently is a critical function of government. Yet governments are no longer sole stakeholders in this. With the growing demand for improvements in the delivery of public services, some crucial trends that have emerged include: a) citizens and civil society playing key roles in co-designing, monitoring, and co-delivering public services b) the private sector stepping into this space, through public-private sector partnerships and providing services to citizens directly and c) increasing use of technology in delivering and improving public services.

In light of these trends, open government principles of transparency, accountability and participation can be crucial in facilitating government responsiveness to citizens’ needs and better accountability for use of public resources, leading to improvements that are observable and experienced by citizens in their daily lives. Several OGP countries in the Asia-Pacific region have made commitments on opening up data on public services, establishing feedback mechanisms and involving citizens in the design, delivery and monitoring of services. Yet, the Independent Reporting Mechanism findings show limited potential for transformative impact, particularly as the reforms are scaled beyond pilot phases.

There’s a need to develop a better collective understanding of the ways in which the knowledge, skills, networks and capacities of governments, civil society, and other stakeholders can be better leveraged for ensuring that public services remain accountable, citizen-centred and responsive. A stock on the extent to which ongoing or planned open government initiatives tackle the problems they intend to address, gaps that remain and steps for improving outcomes and impact is essential. This workshop to be held at the 2018 OGP Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting will bring together various stakeholders in the service delivery chain - government, civil society, donors, innovators - to explore these issues and develop a community of practice for enhancing the uptake and delivery of ambitious public service delivery commitments through OGP action plans.

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Keitha Booth

IRM Researcher for New Zealand, OGP Independent Reporting Mechanism
The Open Government Partnership promotes engagement between government, civil society and the private sector. The New Zealand government is implementing its 2018-2020 open government commitments and will soon start work to collaborate with the public to develop its 2020-2022 programme... Read More →
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Michael Cañares

Senior Research Manager of Digital Citizenship, World Wide Web Foundation - Open Data Lab Jakarta
Miko is the Senior Research Manager for Digital Citizenship at the Web Foundation. He has more than ten years of research and development work experience at a progressive pace — from community-based project management to regional development, with most of his work rooted mainly... Read More →
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Ivy Ong

Partnerships & Events Consultant for Asia-Pacific, Open Government Partnership
I've been a member of the OGP Support Unit since February 2018. I provide support on executing country and local strategies in OGP participating countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This includes facilitating outreach to priority organizations who can help get traction on key thematic... Read More →

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Ani Harutyunyan

Programme Development Specialist, Armavir Development Center
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Marina Mkhitaryan

Governance Innovation Advisor, United Nations Development Programme Armenia

Mohammad Qasim Mohseni

Director of Policy and Strategic Planning, Ministry of Education of Afghanistan
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Ariuntungalag Munkhtuvshin

Resource Acquisition and Internal Engagement Lead, World Vision International Mongolia
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Mas Muhammad Gibran Sesunan

Assistant Advisor, Executive Office of the President of Indonesia
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Annalyn Sevilla

Undersecretary, Department of Education of the Philippines
Annalyn Sevilla is currently the Deputy MInister (Undersecretary) for Finance – Budget and Performance Monitoring of the Government of the Philippines- Department of Education (DepEd), the office which handles the formulation, implementation and monitoring of DepEd’s budget as... Read More →
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Rolando Toledo

Director of Fiscal Planning and Reforms, Department of Budget and Management of the Philippines

Monday November 5, 2018 09:00 - 15:30
2F Cosmos Room Westin Chosun Hotel


Open Contracting Deep Dive
Objectives of this workshop are as follows.
  • Participants strengthen and expand existing relationships  for open contracting implementations actors & advocates for peer-support and learning.
  • Participants learn about approaches, tools and experiences of implementing open contracting.
  • Participants agree on an individual & explore country-level commitment to pursue over the next 6 months.

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Shreya Basu

Lead, Asia-Pacific, Open Government Partnership
Shreya Basu leads on OGP’s regional strategy and country engagement in the Asia Pacific region. She leads on supporting countries in the region in adopting and implementing open government reforms working within and across various OGP teams and with OGP’s network of partners... Read More →
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Elodie Beth

Programme Advisor for Transparency, Accountability, and Anti-Corruption, United Nations Development Programme Bangkok Regional Hub
Mrs. Elodie Beth is Programme Advisor in the Governance and Peacebuilding Team in UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub. She provides advice to governments, national partners and UNDP country offices in Asia-Pacific in their efforts to promote transparency, accountability, anti-corruption and... Read More →
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Bernadine Fernz

Head of Infrastructure, Open Contracting Partnership
Bernadine is the Head of Infrastructure for the Open Contracting Partnership. An infrastructure governance specialist and multi-stakeholder working expert, she works with governments, industry and civil society to transform public infrastructure procurement through open contracting.Before... Read More →
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Lindsey Marchessault

Director, Open Contracting Partnership
As a member of the Senior Management team of the (OCP), Lindsey is responsible for the stewardship of the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS), managing the OCDS Helpdesk, and several of OCP’s implementation projects. In her work, she advises on policy & legal reform to implement... Read More →
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David Opoku

Data and Partner Support Manager, Open Contracting Partnership
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Kamolwan Panyasevanamit

Knowledge Management & Event Coordination Assistant, United Nations Development Programme
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Gladys Selosa

Program Assistant, Hivos
Gladys Honey Selosa is a social accountability practitioner since 2004. She specializes in the design, development and implementation of tools under the thematic areas of infrastructure and education. Gladys' range of experience and interest covers public financial management, including... Read More →
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Nanda Sihombing

Program Manager, Hivos
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Vivien Suerte-Cortez

Program Manager, Hivos
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Tatat Sukarsa

Project Officer on Open Contracting, Hivos
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Diana Torres

Regional Project Coordinator, Transparency, and Accountability, United Nations Development Programme

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Setya Budi Arijanta

Director of Legal Affairs Handling, National Public Procurement Agency of Indonesia
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Evelyn Hernandez

Head of Members and Affiliate Programmes, CoST - Infrastructure Transparency Initiative
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Hwayeon Jeong

Assistant Director of International Cooperation, Public Procurement Service of the Republic of Korea
Hwayeon Jeong is a Professional Engineer for Civil Engineering and an assistant director of International Cooperation Division at the Public Procurement Service (PPS) Korea. She has been in charge of project management, cost estimating, contracting for large public works, technological... Read More →
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Joko Purwanto

Board Member, Bojonegoro Institute
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Aida Maria Talavera

Director of Project Management Office, Commission on Audit of the Philippines
I head the Office that manages the Citizen Participatory Audit (CPA) reform strategy and audit technique of the Commission on Audit (COA), SAI of the Republic of the Philippines. The CPA brings together citizens and COA auditors as one audit team to conduct audits of topics which... Read More →
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Khairil Yusof

Co-Founder & Coordinator, Sinar Project
Programme Consultant and investigative journalist working on applying innovative methods of open data and standards, for transparency and anti-corruption.Talk to me about open data standards and tools for tracking and investigating politically exposed persons and legislative open... Read More →

Monday November 5, 2018 09:00 - 15:30
2F Cosmos Room Westin Chosun Hotel