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Many parliaments have institutionalized responsibility for transparency and openness

Parliaments have institutionalized responsibility for transparency and openness either by the creation of a new commission or by emphasising this function in assigning committee jurisdictions, such as the Chilean Bicameral Committee for Transparency or the Mexican Senate’s Committee on the Assurance of Access and Transparency of Information (COGATI).

The Argentinean Chamber of Deputies collaborates with parliamentary monitoring organisations on transparency

The president of the Chamber of Deputies of Argentina signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a coalition of parliamentary monitoring organizations, who are using the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness and the Latin American Index on Legislative Transparency to help guide discussions on transparency issues. Through the MoU, the Chamber of Deputies has agreed to create a registry of citizens and non-governmental organisations to ease their ability to participate in committee and plenary sessions, promote an internal regulation about access to public information, create an on-going legislative transparency working group composed of the signatories of the MoU and more.

Source: www.directoriolegislativo.org/destacados/se-firmo-acuerdo-de-transparencia-con-la-camara-de-diputados-de-la-nacion/

The code for the UK government’s Gov.uk platform was released on Github

The code for the UK Government’s Gov.uk platform was released on Github, which is the largest code host in the world. Gov.uk is a single domain used to deliver digital services to citizens. It is an open source and mobile-friendly platform.

Source: www.gov.uk/