Time to address problems & make it a contest. Winners win money & points to rank government positions inside the eGovernment. Governments will be engaged to participate as our "open data" allows us to view standing on transparency & accountability.
My Gov, My Part (My Government, My Partnership)
If you chose 'Global' - explain how this solution would benefit a Making All Voices Count country.: The aim of the project is global, with the use of free mobile application as a tool for raising public participation on good governance thus increasing the government’s accountability and transparency. Pilot testing could be done in the Philippines
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Innovative idea / concept & how does it promote transparency and accountability?: MyGOV innovates as a hub empowered by social media and the national government as its physical counterpart in promoting good governance. Anyone has ranks depending on their participation and an active participant can literally be President through incentive system. Users will merit points and every winning solution passed will give user huge points that will increase their rank in MyGov community. Ranks range from Citizen to President level. Monetary rewards will be given to winning users. To increase transparency, it has a feature that allows citizens to read feeds on Education, Health, Safety, Jobs Opportunities and Budgets and each of these categories has DOWNLOADS side panel where all related documents can be searched. Citizens may also request for a content that they want posted. The built in report tool increases accountability. Anyone can shoot a problem and post it together with the details. Citizens may choose to publish it locally & even up to the global feeds.
What does your government engagement strategy entail?: MyGOV, My Part will propose a research base analytics to rate governments compliance on transparency and accountability based on their responses to the citizen’s request and more on their proactive participation in providing government related information even without the citizen’s requests. Then we can also provide “open data” results where citizens and governments can compare performances with each other.
Your idea/concepts’ effect on gender equality, disadvantaged groups and/or grassroots? : MyGOV encourages participation from all walks of life, including male and female. Youth are allowed to participate believing that they should be involved early in producing solutions with their creative minds. For rural areas, very minimal orientation is necessary because most people use mobile devices already and since it will be user friendly, it would be easy for the grassroots as well. Almost everyone now uses mobile phone and internet connectivity is almost everywhere for us to use this.
Why should YOU win?: We deserve to win because we propose an app to create a community solutions, with government and citizen participation through transparency, access to information and providing solutions. We are a community eCenter that bridge the digital divide as well as participatory governance.
Submitted by Bal Mirabueno 4 months ago