OGP theory of change

The Open Government Partnership, a global multi-stakeholder partnership, brings together government reformers and civil society leaders to create action plans that make governments more inclusive, responsive and accountable. Since it was founded in 2011, OGP has grown from 8 to 79 OGP participating countries, 20 local governments and thousands of civil society representatives that have … Continued

Global Citizens’ Debate on the Future of Internet

The Global Citizens’ Debate is both a new governance framework and a testfield. Topic chosen for the test in 18-20 is the future of Internet which aligns perfectly with the agenda of Paris Peace Forum, Internet Governance Forum and Govtech summit. It has 4 pillars: (1) Coalition building, meaning that the debate is co-designed and … Continued


Jigsaw is a unit within Alphabet that builds technology to tackle some of the toughest global security challenges facing the world today—from thwarting online censorship to mitigating the threats from digital attacks to countering violent extremism to protecting people from online harassment. Project Shield — DDoS attacks have become a powerful tool for censoring small … Continued

Facebook’s initiatives for election integrity

Following the 2016 US elections, Facebook committed to taking steps to increase the protection of elections from abuse and exploitation on its platform. As we’re working towards this goal, the past few months have been the occasion to develop innovative tools, using cutting-edge technology relying on machine learning, but also crafting new partnerships with expert … Continued

MM Community

MM Community is a Myanmar-based crowdsourcing platform that seeks to facilitate local governments in sourcing funds for specific projects via low-interest community loans from local citizens, and donations from international donors and impact investors. We believe this model is a win-win-win-win model for the union (federal) and regional (municipal) governments, local citizens and international donors … Continued

People-Led Innovation

With more than half the world’s population residing in cities, responsibility for solving societal challenges – ranging from climate change to terrorism and the future of work – is increasingly falling to officials at the local level. However, deteriorating fiscal conditions, coupled with a long-term decline in public trust in government, has diminished local leaders’ … Continued

The Stockholm Treaty Lab

– To meet the global climate goals, enormous investments are needed in green and sustainable technologies and services. – International treaties can increase investment flows by providing incentives and protecting investors from excessive risk. – The challenge: Drafting a new international treaty that states can adopt to encourage green and sustainable investments. F57 The Stockholm … Continued

Projet d’appui aux gouvernements ouverts des pays en développement francophones (PAGOF)

The Open Government Support Program in Francophone Developing Countries (PAGOF) promotes the transparency and co-construction of public policies in order to make public action more responsive, inclusive and responsible. This includes involving citizens and mobilizing new technologies. Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Tunisia have recently expressed their willingness to join the community of practice of … Continued

Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity

In recent years, citizens in Western democracies have increasingly seen one of their fundamental rights coming under threat: the right to freely elect their representatives. Foreign interference in elections has been undermining established and emerging democracies alike from elections in the US, France, Italy to the recent one in Mexico. However, responses from Western governments … Continued