The Association for Elections and Democracy (Perludem) won the Silver Open Government Awards for its API Pemilu initiative which deemed successful in increasing public engagement and participation in election process with data transparency and openness. The Award was given by the Open Government Partnership (OGP) on December 7th 2016 in Paris, France.
“Given our current dismal political context where civil society has only limited space to take initiative, it is pretty amazing to see a progress made by civil society organization in cooperation with government. The initiatives taken by the recipients of this award can be considered as model to establish better governance,” says the Director of Civil Society Engagement Division of OGP, Paul Maassen, in Paris (12/07).
The Executive Director of Perludem, Titi Anggraini, says, the award has motivated her more to establish a more transparent and accountable electoral process in Indonesia. Titi expresses her deepest gratitude to Indonesia’s Election Commission (KPU) for their willingness to cooperate and work alongside civil society organization.
“We are very proud. I would like to express my deepest gratitude for KPU for their commitment and willingness to make their data open and transparent. API Pemilu initiative is a proof that government institution can very well cooperate with civil society organization to establish better elections,” says Titi to Rumah Pemilu (12/07).
Open Government Awards are given to any organization or individual who help society to access public information or data in order to monitor public budget, expose corruptions, and to audit public services provided by government.