[2011] Citizen techology & Open Government - Jared Ford

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e-Democracy Conference 2011 presentation titled 'Citizen techology and Open Government' by Jared Ford, NDI Program Manager on the ICT team | Twitter: @jdeepford

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  • PPM - Citizen-driven initiatives that seek to hold government officials accountable by monitoring and reporting on their actions.
  • PPM - Citizen-driven initiatives that seek to hold government officials accountable by monitoring and reporting on their actions.
  • PPM - Citizen-driven initiatives that seek to hold government officials accountable by monitoring and reporting on their actions.
  • PPM - Citizen-driven initiatives that seek to hold government officials accountable by monitoring and reporting on their actions.
  • Seeing citizens and civil society groups as competitors, governments from the North and South asserted that private actors, commercial and non-profit, are essential partners in solving complex social problems. And this requires a new social contract, a shift from eGov to WeGov.
  • 2) Government data are used and discussed and a feedback loop is created, rather than this being a mere data dump. 3) Integration with social media is a must, because it allows governments to reach vast networks of people at once and defray costs.
  • 1) Working to promote international standards for government data2) India’s NGO MKSS combats graft stemming from the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act by painting employment and building material costs on walls outside of construction projects in rural areas.
  • 1) Working to promote international standards for government data2) India’s NGO MKSS combats graft stemming from the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act by painting employment and building material costs on walls outside of construction projects in rural areas.
  • 1) Working to promote international standards for government data2) India’s NGO MKSS combats graft stemming from the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act by painting employment and building material costs on walls outside of construction projects in rural areas.
  • 1) Working to promote international standards for government data2) India’s NGO MKSS combats graft stemming from the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act by painting employment and building material costs on walls outside of construction projects in rural areas.
  • 1) Working to promote international standards for government data2) India’s NGO MKSS combats graft stemming from the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act by painting employment and building material costs on walls outside of construction projects in rural areas.
  • 1) Working to promote international standards for government data2) India’s NGO MKSS combats graft stemming from the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act by painting employment and building material costs on walls outside of construction projects in rural areas.
  • 1) Working to promote international standards for government data2) India’s NGO MKSS combats graft stemming from the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act by painting employment and building material costs on walls outside of construction projects in rural areas.
  • 1) Working to promote international standards for government data2) India’s NGO MKSS combats graft stemming from the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act by painting employment and building material costs on walls outside of construction projects in rural areas.
  • [2011] Citizen techology & Open Government - Jared Ford

    1. 1. Citizen Technology & Open GovernmentJared FordICT Programsdemworks.org | @jdeepford | jford@ndi.org
    2. 2. Democracy Technology• Goals Promote efficient, open & accountable government Strengthen democratic institutions (Parties & CSOs) Advance citizen engagement, open political space• Evolution Citizen Political Technology
    3. 3. Social MediaDemocratization of content production anddissemination.Shareable, user-generated content (platforms)Allows mobilizing populations, organizing events,sharing information, and consolidating messaging.Influences the dynamics of power and behavior ofcitizens, elected officials, and government institutions
    4. 4. Arab Spring • Social media played a central role in shaping political debates • An increase in online revolutionary conversations often preceded major events on the ground. • Social media helped spread democratic ideas across internationalpitpi.org borders.
    5. 5. Political Process Monitoring• Citizen oversight of democratic governance• Election monitoring, participatory budgeting, legislative tracking• Tools which collect, analyze and share information
    6. 6. afghanistanelectiondata.org
    7. 7. istinomer.rs
    8. 8. votainteligente.cl
    9. 9. Implications for Open Government• All countries must build democratic institutions that accommodate the new role of citizen technologies.• OGP (Criteria = Engagement, Access to Information)• eGov to We-GOV
    10. 10. Open Government Data• Open governmental data becomes better data via input from the public.• Citizen-oriented tools are crucial to ensuring a vibrant online and offline public sphere• Social media allows governments to reach vast networks of people at once and defray costs.
    11. 11. Open governmental data becomesbetter data via input from the public recovery.gov
    12. 12. Ensure a vibrant online and offline public sphere cuidemoselvoto.org
    13. 13. Reach vast networks of people at once and defray costs. • Inec.org inecnigeria.org
    14. 14. Recommendations• Documents should be structured (data.gov/semantic)• Multiple forms of access must be provided (mkssindia.org)• Single-point portal (data.gov.uk)• All data should be Cloud-based (socrata.com)
    15. 15. Documentsshould bestructuredwithsemanticmark-up data.gov/semantic
    16. 16. Multiple forms of access mkssindia.org
    17. 17. Single-point portal data.gov.uk
    18. 18. All data should be Cloud-based socrata.com
    19. 19. How can you address citizen demand?
    20. 20. Jared FordICT Programsdemworks.org | @jdeepford | jford@ndi.org

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