Hacking The Parliament in Brazil
In 2013, for the first time Brazil hosted a hackathon to use technology to open up the legislative processes to the general population. This initiative was supported by the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies (Lower Congress) with the aim of increasing transparency and citizen engagement in the legislative processes. At the time of the hackathon in 2013, Brazil was already a member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). It is a founding member since 2011 along other 7 countries namely: Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the USA. As a founding member, Brazil endorsed the OGP declaration and announced their action that led to government launching open data portals and publishing their data.
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