Technology, innovation and open government are coming together for the Open Up! conference in London today to help reduce poverty. It is aimed at demonstrating how the use of technology together with transparency from governments can help improve the lives of the poorest.
In a message recorded for the event, Prime Minister David Cameron called for a change in the way the causes of poverty are addressed:
A radical new approach to supporting what I call the Golden Thread of those conditions that enable open economies and open societies to thrive: the rule of law, the absence of conflict and corruption, the presence of property rights and strong institutions.
See below for frequent updates from the Open Up! conference, where speakers include International Development Secretary Justine Greening.