OPEN PARLIAMENT

Open Parliament Network

The ParlAmericas Open Parliament Network (OPN) promotes legislative openness through efforts to increase transparency and access to public information, strengthen the accountability of democratic institutions, promote the participation of citizens in legislative decision-making, and ensure a culture of ethical behaviour and probity in the national legislatures of the Americas and the Caribbean. Learn more


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Status of Legislative Openness in the Americas and the Caribbean

LEGISLATIVE OPENNESS DATA EXPLORER

Produced by the National Democratic Institute and Kohovolit.eu

Access crowdsourced global, comparative information on parliamentary openness with assigned green, yellow and red permonance indicators.

 

LEGISLATIVE TRANSPARENCY INDEX

Produced by the Latin American Network for Legislative Transparency (in Spanish)

Access an assessment of legislative transparency in Latin America with assigned percentages represnting transparency standards met.

Nov21
Buenos Aires, ArgentinaParliamentary meeting: Parliament’s role in the Open Government Partnership
Oct16
Ottawa, CanadaStudy Visit on Legislative Openness

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Readings of interest


Declaration on Parliamentary Openness

OpeningParliament.org (2012)


Common ethical principles for members of Parliament


OGP Legislative Openness Working Group (2015)


Open Parliament in the age of internet: ¿Can people now collaborate with legislatures in lawmaking?


Cristiano Ferri Soares de Faria (2013)


Open Parliaments? Comparative analysis of parliamentary transparency and probity in Latin America. (in Spanish)


Manuel Alcántara Sáenz and Mercedes García Montero (2013)


Legislative Openness in the Southern Cone. And the data? (in Spanish)


Juan Ignacio Belbis (2015)


Comparative analysis of probity, transparency, accountability and citizen participation in the legislative. (in Spanish)


United Nations Program for Development (2015)