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A retrospective look at the conflicts dominating the headlines in 2014 presents a grim picture of escalating conflict and human suffering.That common thread is corruption.Around the world, those who feel powerless in the fight against corruption are finding new tools and allies in the fight for transparency and accountability of governments, elites and elected leaders.Founded in 2011, the Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative founded on the premise of collaboration between government and civil society to promote transparency, fight corruption and utilize new technologies to strengthen governance.OGP provides a framework enabling those in government, the private sector and civil society to advance government accountability and effectiveness. It's working: OGP has grown to 65 participating countries, representing one-third of the world's population and more than 1,000 open government reform commitments.Citizen engagement is important in the fight against corruption, but political will is essential.An active multitude of groups – from government, civil society and the private sector – must band together to confront corrupt leaders and governments, and to draw the corrupt actors from the shadows.
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