For Supporting Civil Society Engagement With The Open Government Partnership

The Dutch nongovernmental organization Hivos hosts the Civil Society Coordination team, an independent facilitator of civil society engagement with the Open Government Partnership (OGP). By broadening and strengthening civil society networks, the Civil Society Coordination team ensures that civil society communities at the national level are better equipped and informed to push for change and to work in partnership with their governments. At the international level, the Civil Society Coordination team also liaises with the OGP Support Unit and the Independent Reporting Mechanism to ensure that civil society interests are reflected in the OGP’s governance arrangements, strategic priorities, and public statements and events.
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for supporting citizen-led assessments worldwide  
This grant will allow Hivos to support the People’s Action for Learning Network, a peer learning network that supports organizations that are implementing citizen-led assessments of learning in 13 countries. The network will support its members to improve their work, better understand and share learning about its impacts, and ensure that the data generated contributes to monitoring progress of the education Sustainable Development Goals at the country and global level.
for support of Twaweza  
Twaweza, a program sponsored by Hivos, is an ambitious effort in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda to enable citizens to exercise agency, to promote greater openness and responsiveness by governments, and to improve basic learning for children. Twaweza’s main areas of work include (1) gathering data that gives voice to citizens, most notably through Uwezo, a citizen-led assessment of children’s learning; (2) gathering and generating evidence of what works in the domains of basic education and open government; and (3) using data and evidence to engage the public and policymakers for change. Twaweza has a strong commitment to sharing what it learns about citizen engagement with the broader field of transparency, participation and accountability.

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