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About the OPN

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. Since its integration […]

About the Open Parliament Program

Citizen trust in democratic institutions is critical to the functioning of democracy and the effectiveness of governance. Several opinion studies, including LAPOP-Vanderbilt University, the Latinobarometro and the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index, show trends of decline in citizens’ trust in all branches of government, including parliaments. Citizens are demanding more openness of governance institutions, more civic participation and ways […]