Deauville Partnership Conference on “Building Open, Fair, and Transparent Government for Growth and Development”

 

Paris OECD Headquarters, France, 24 April 2012

 

 

Overview | Outcomes | Documentation | Presentations

 

 Overview

 

The Deauville Partnership Conference on “Building Open, Fair, and Transparent Government for Growth and Development” was organised under the auspices of the United States G8 Presidency by the OECD and the platform of International Organisations that support the Governance Pillar of the Deauville Partnership on 24th April 2012 at the OECD Headquarters in Paris. It was chaired by Ms. Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa and Mr. Robert D. Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, United States.

 

 

 Outcomes

 

The objective of the conference was to engage in a discussion on how to reinforce institutions, policies and instruments supporting Open Government, including transparency, integrity, access to information and citizen’s participation. The Conference brought together more than 130 high-level government representatives and experts from the Deauville Partnership countries, member countries of the Arab League, the OECD, the Union for the Mediterranean, the UNDP, and ARADO (Arab Administrative Development Organisation, affiliated with the League of Arab States.

 

The conference helped develop a common understanding of open government challenges through four dynamic sessions that addressed the following themes:

 

1- Open Government as a Cornerstone of Good Governance
2- Corruption prevention and vulnerable areas, including the case of public procurement
3- Strengthening Frameworks for SMEs for Job Creation in Deauville Partnership Countries
4- Ensuring efficiency and trust in government through Open Data   

 

 Documentation

 

Agenda (English) (French)

List of Participants pdf

Chair's Summary pdf

Speakers pdf

 

 Presentations

 

Session 1: Open Government as a Cornerstone of Good Governance

  • Mr. Tim Kelsey, Executive Director, Transparency and Open Data for the United Kingdom Government, as 2012 co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (English- To follow)

 

Session 2: Corruption prevention and vulnerable areas, including the case of public procurement

  • H.E. Mr. Abderrahman Ladgham, Minister Delegate to the Head of the Government in charge of Governance and Embezzlement Cases, Tunisia (English-   pdf)  
  • Mr. Khalid Nofal, Chairman of the General Authority for Government Services Ministry of Finance, Egypt (English-   pdf)  

 

Session 3: Strengthening Frameworks for SMEs for Job Creation in Deauville Partnership Countries

  • Mr. Anthony O’Sullivan, Head of Division, Private Sector Development, OECD (English-   pdf)  

 

Session 4: Ensuring efficiency and trust in government through Open Data

  • H.E. Dr. Ashraf Abdelwahab, Acting Minister, Ministry of State for Administrative Development, Egypt (English-   pdf)