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Open and innovative governments for the recovery of COVID19 in Latin America and the Caribbean

Nov 17, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+1

Translation English-Spanish-Portuguese will be available.

The response to the COVID-19 crisis  requires  at  least  three  stages of  coordinated  action from governments: an immediate emergency reaction, a reassessment period, and a recovery plan for the long  term.  At the OECD, we think that throughout those stages, openness and innovation should guide the public action to build trust in government and in public decision-making and ensure that citizens are willing to comply with measures to flatten the curve and to create confidence in the recovery plan. Governments need to be open and innovative because beyond the public health crisis, the COVID19 pandemic has strongly affected the work of government and its relationship with citizens.

This crisis can be a catalyst for government transformation and an accelerator for open and innovative governments in Latin America. In the short term, public communication and transparency are needed to reinforce compliance with emergency measures and fight disinformation. In  the  medium  term, to  respond  to  rising  demands  for  better  quality  public  services  and  policies, governments need  to  work  with  citizens and  other stakeholders  to  find  solutions  that  correspond  to  their needs.

As the Opening Plenary of the OECD – CAF Meeting of the Network on Open and Innovative Government in Latin America and the Caribbean, this panel will look at the lessons learned from the emergency phase, share best practices across the region and explore how the implementation of open and innovative government reforms can ensure an effective and inclusive recovery for a more citizen-centered and sustainable future in the region.


  • Jeffrey Schlagenhauf (Deputy Secretary General – OECD)
  • Wagner de Campos Rosario (Minister of the Comptroller General of the Union – Government of Brazil)
  • Beatriz Londoño (Secretary of Transparency at Presidency – Government of Colombia)
  • Carlos Santiso (Director of Digital Innovation of the State – CAF)
  • Maria Baron (Lead Civil Society Co-Chair, Steering Committee – OGP and Executive Director – Directorio Legislativo)

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Nov 17, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+1
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Open and Innovative Government Division – OECD