Citizens, technologists and civil society movements across the globe are demanding more openness in government, including government data, so that they can ensure public institutions are more transparent, responsive and accountable. At the same time, election management bodies (EMBs) are making public more electoral data. Citizens need to be equipped to advocate for and analyze election data, while EMBs can use emerging open election data...
Announcing the Open Election Data Initiative
Burmese GNDEM Members Secure Legal Recognition for Observation
After decades of military rule and economic stagnation, Burma has begun to institute political and economic reforms. Over the past three years, the country has signed ceasefire agreements with most of the ethnic groups long at war with the central government, released a large number of political prisoners, eased constraints on the media and civil society and enacted amendments to reform restrictive electoral laws. These developments paved the...