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Renewing Trust through Government Innovation [clear filter]
Tuesday, November 6


#CivicTechAsia: Using Civic Technologies for Governance Innovation
In this session, we will take a look at how governments, civil society, and development partners have supported the development and implementation of civic technology projects designed to better engage citizens in governance, and whether these efforts have resulted or not in improving the way that business is done in government, especially in delivering quality public goods and services. After a technology launch and demonstration, a fishbowl session with high-level panelists will follow. The panel is designed to be a cross-country peer-learning discussion where representatives from different organizations shall be sharing success stories, as well as, lessons and challenges they faced in implementing such initiatives.

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Malou Mangahas

Executive Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
MALOU MANGAHAS is executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, a pioneering nonprofit launched in 1989. She is a veteran of Philippine journalism, served as a Nieman fellow at Harvard University, and has worked for various newspapers and news agencies... Read More →


Ester Aldana

Assistant Secretary, Department of the Interior and Local Government of the Philippines
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Benjamin Diokno

Secretary, Department of Budget and Management of the Philippines
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Undral Gombodorj

Director, Democracy Education Center
Undral Gombodorj is the Director of the Democracy Education Center (DEMO), a Mongolian NGO. Undral holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Institute of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic. She is a certified trainer, facilitator, mentor, researcher, and author of numerous publications... Read More →
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Aurora de Guzman

Auditor & Member of the Board of Trustees, Coalition for Bicol Development
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Jihwan Park

Secretary, Attorney at law, Open Data Forum / OpenNet
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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 →

Tuesday November 6, 2018 11:00 - 12:30
2F Violet Room Westin Chosun Hotel


Anti-Corruption Commitments: The Building Blocks for Rebuilding Trust
The Asia-Pacific region is full of potential to continue to develop their human and economic capital. However, recent scandals of illicit enrichment of public officials and the use of enablers of corruption such as money laundering have mired this potential and weakens public trust. The OGP provides an opportunity to commit to ambitious anti-corruption commitments in a participatory manner. There are positive trends in the region which seek to increase beneficial ownership transparency, asset and interest declarations for public officials, and integrity in political financing. Successfully tackling these issues will contribute to create a conducive ecosystem that promotes integrity in the public sector and to increase public trust in government institutions. This session will discuss the opportunities and lessons from OGP participants of advancing beneficial ownership transparency, asset and interest declarations, integrity in political financing and other anti-corruption policies that can have a great impact in preventing corruption and restoring public trust.

1. Exchange country experiences in advancing beneficial ownership transparency, asset and interest declarations, and transparency in lobbying/political financing.
2. Debate and learn on the different approaches and challenges within OGP to tackling these issues.
3. Discuss how to secure meaningful commitments and implementation within these issues.

The format proposed is a series of moderated conversations between government officials and civil society representatives. Audience members will actively participate by asking questions via Sli.do, which will be incorporated into the discussions by the moderator. The session will stimulate and look towards the attendants to show their commitment to lead on Anti-corruption for public trust. The conversations will focus on recent events in the topic area, country commitments, and how civil society and government can work together to advance anti-corruption reforms, the field of BOT, asset and interest declaration and lobbying/political financing.

1. Increased number of countries in the region to commit to implement ambitious commitments in on BOT, asset and interest declaration and lobbying/political financing.
2. Increased knowledge of participants of the options and type of commitments possible in the field of BOT, asset and interest declaration and lobbying/political financing.

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José Maria Marín

Programme Coordinator for Public Sector Integrity, Transparency International

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Tonu Basu

Lead, Thematic Priorities, Open Government Partnership
Tonu leads OGP's cross-organizational program on thematic priorities, to advance reforms on sectors such as anti-corruption and civic space, through OGP action plans. She focuses on supporting the OGP Steering Committee’s engagement on thematic issues, strengthening OGP’s work... Read More →
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Sang-hak Lee

Board Member, Transparency International Korea
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Sashee de Mel

Senior Program Manager, Transparency International Sri Lanka
Belongs to the new and young generation of civil society activists demanding for stronger governance, equal rights and a society that values integrity and honestly. Her background is in International Relations but since graduating from the University of Colombo she has been attached... Read More →
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Ermek Nurbekov

Head of Anti-Corruption Unit, Office of the Government of Kyrgyz Republic
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Bakytbek Satybekov

Director, Public Union Alliance on Citizens Initiatives Promotion
Bakytbek Satybekov is an expert in public finance, budget transparency and accountability, corporate governance, asset management and pension funds, microfinance, environmental finance, "green economy", etc. He has about 25 years of experience in public administration, corporate sector... Read More →

Jung-oh Son

Anti-Solicitation Institution Division, Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea
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Bimo Wijayanto

Senior Advisor, Executive Office of the President of Indonesia

Tuesday November 6, 2018 11:00 - 12:30
2F Orchid Room Westin Chosun Hotel


Citizen Feedback in Practice: Improving Trust and Driving Better Service
This session highlights different feedback mechanisms and how they can improve the implementation of government programs and services. The session will cover these five pillars of good governance:
1. Diverse participation
2. Open information
3. Incentives
4. Responsiveness
5. Closing the loop

Integrity Action will showcase how it enables citizens to monitor public services and projects using a mobile technology tool in Armenia, while the Armavir Development Center (ADC) will highlight how it engages communities and civil society in this mechanism. SAI Philippines will highlight the country level action in the process of citizen engagement and the effective implementation of reforms.

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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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Enkhbat Amarjargal

Advisor to the General Auditor, National Audit Office of Mongolia
My name is Enkhbat Amarjargal. I am advisor to the General Auditor of Mongolia. I am also lecturer of Business School of National University of Mongolia, professor (PhD) of Financial Department. My research field is Public Sector Financial Management and Citizen engagement for Budget.I... Read More →
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Ani Harutyunyan

Programme Development Specialist, Armavir Development Center
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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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Derek Thorne

Head of Programme Development, Integrity Action
Derek Thorne joined Integrity Action in 2017 and his background combines international development, media and communication. Most recently he worked for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, designing and overseeing programmes aimed at improving journalism standards and boosting coverage... Read More →

Tuesday November 6, 2018 11:00 - 12:30
2F Cosmos Room Westin Chosun Hotel


Stepping Stones to Achieving Innovative Public Service Delivery Commitments in Asia: Health, Education, and Water
Open government principles of transparency, accountability & participation can be crucial in facilitating government responsiveness to citizens’ needs & 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.

This session will feature stories from practitioners in the health, education, and water sectors as they endeavour to bring about improvements in basic public service delivery while utilising open government principles. We will hear about how governments & civil society are implementing accountable, citizen-centred, & responsive public service delivery initiatives. Interested participants will also have the chance to learn how to design ambitious public service delivery commitments.

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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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Mohamad Mova AlAfghani

Director, Center for Regulation, Policy, and Governance
I have been in the water sector for more than a decade, working as a consultant and an academic. My core expertise is water law. My favorite topic areas in the water sector includes: water utilities regulation, governance of community-based water services, catchment and groundwater... Read More →
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Hadi Kusairi

Head, Sempu Public Health Center
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Rasanjali Priyadarshani

General Secretary, Disability Organisations Joint Front
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Kirthi Ramesh

Social Development Specialist for Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Asian Development Bank
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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 →

Tuesday November 6, 2018 11:00 - 12:30
2F Tulip Room Westin Chosun Hotel


From Shoddy Construction to Grand Corruption: Renewing Trust through Open Contracting
Up to 30% of infrastructure investments is lost to inefficiency, mismanagement and corruption. From Malaysia’s East Coast Railway to Hong Kong’s MTR Shatin-to-Central Link, it is clear that innovations to safeguard infrastructure investments are necessary. This interactive session will explore the role that open contracting can play to renew trust through public infrastructure procurement.

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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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Bambang Brodjonegoro

Minister of National Development Planning, Government of Indonesia
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Evelyn Hernandez

Head of Members and Affiliate Programmes, CoST - Infrastructure Transparency Initiative
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Nick Hudson

Director of Economics and Policy, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia
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Yama Yari

Minister of Public Works, Government of Afghanistan

Tuesday November 6, 2018 13:30 - 15:00
2F Violet Room Westin Chosun Hotel


Determinants of Trust in Government: Implications from OECD Countries
  • Trust by citizens is influenced by how the government performs in terms of core competences and values. Since the onset of the 2008 global financial crisis and resulting recession, trust has come to the forefront of the public debate in many countries.

This session analyzes trends in trust in government in OECD countries in 2006-2017; identifies key drivers by looking at the relationship between confidence in government and Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGIs) as well as quantitative performance measures such as economic growth; and draws lessons by looking at policy measures designed to improve trust in government.


Hyun-Chin Lim

Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University

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Won-hyuk Lim

Associate Dean, Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management
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Hyung-na Oh

Professor, Kyung Hee University
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Barbara Ubaldi

Senior Project Manager, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development

Tuesday November 6, 2018 15:00 - 16:30
2F Orchid Room Westin Chosun Hotel


From Data to Engagement: Placing the Citizens at the Heart of Open Contracting
This session will highlight the experiences, challenges, and lessons from the Philippines, Indonesia, and South Korea on how government, civil society, journalists, and the private sector have used open contracting data to address sector-specific problems they have faced. By the end of the session, we hope that participants will have concrete ideas on how to apply the lessons they've learned to improve citizen and government engagement in their own countries.

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Clara Feng

Asia Regional Manager, CoST - Infrastructure Transparency Initiative
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Joko Purwanto

Board Member, Bojonegoro Institute
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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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Setya Budi Arijanta

Director of Legal Affairs Handling, National Public Procurement Agency of Indonesia
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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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Angelica Dacanay

Communications and Advocacy Officer, Bantay Kita
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Zyra Fastidio

Manager for Events and Projects, European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines
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Evelyn Hernandez

Head of Members and Affiliate Programmes, CoST - Infrastructure Transparency Initiative
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Vino Lucero

Content Producer, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
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Afwan Purwanto Muin

Secretary, AJI Jakarta - Independent Journalists Alliance

Sae-ra Park

Deputy Director, Korea Public Procurement Service
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Siti Juliantari Rachman

Program Manager Campaign Div, Indonesia Corruption Watch

Tuesday November 6, 2018 15:00 - 16:30
2F Cosmos Room Westin Chosun Hotel


Government Innovation towards Inclusive Growth: Role of the OECD Network on Open and Innovative Government
Development of tools and metrics that are designed to measure policy performance can lead to better policy making. However, such effort creates added complexities especially in the context of open and digital government. For instance, when good governance is evaluated, how could we accurately and objectively measure good governance in a more open and digital environment?

Speakers will share their expertise on challenges and successes they have encountered in their efforts to measure government performance during the transformation toward more open and digital government. With the help of these measurements, they further delve into how such transformation becomes an asset for monitoring and improving public policies.

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Barbara Ubaldi

Senior Project Manager, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development


Dong-seok Kang

Vice President, National Information Society Agency of the Republic of Korea
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Tinatin Ninua

Research Manager for the Independent Reporting Mechanism, Open Government Partnership
OGP Independent Reporting Mechanism

Joon-woo Park

General Secretary, Citizen's Action Network

Chotima Sanguanphant Wechaporn

Public Sector Development Officer, Office of the Public Sector Development Commission of Thailand

Tuesday November 6, 2018 16:30 - 18:00
2F Orchid Room Westin Chosun Hotel