What is the Open Government Partnership?

OGP was launched in 2011 to provide an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens.  Since then, OGP has grown from 8 countries to the 63 participating countries indicated on the map below.  In all of these countries, government and civil society are working together to develop and implement ambitious open government reforms.

Cohort 1 (Joined September 2011)
Cohort 2 (Joined April 2012)
Cohort 3 (Joined April 2013)
Cohort 4 (Joining April 2014)

Activity Stream

Tweet from @opengovpart: "RT @josephpowell: Great morning at #ConfParis - I'm speaking after lunch 1415 CET to explain what exactly France have signed up to #OGP htt…"
A New Commitment has been added: "Social investment"
A New Commitment has been added: "Sciencewise"
Tweet from @opengovpart: "RT @digiphile: Liberté, Egalité, Transparencé? http://t.co/1rXLq12Fdm France signals intention to join @OpenGovPart. #opengov #opendata #OGP"

News and Events

April 30, 2014 at 10am EST  

Posted April 22, 2014

As an important milestone for Indonesia's OGP Chairmanship in 2013-2014, we are pleased to host

Posted April 22, 2014

This May 4-5, 2014 there will be a two day Ministerial-level meeting of

Posted April 21, 2014

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) Regional Meeting for Europe will take place in Dublin on 8-9 May 2014.

Posted April 21, 2014

Get Social

RT @josephpowell: Great morning at #ConfParis - I'm speaking after lunch 1415 CET to explain what exactly France have signed up to #OGP htt…
OGP stronger today with France as a participant -- Minister Kuntoro of Indonesia cc @OpenGovIndo http://t.co/zfy9fuuZ7h #ConfParis #opengov
‘France [is] putting citizens at the heart of government reform efforts’ -- @rakeshrajani http://t.co/zfy9fuuZ7h

London Summit Video 2013

Accountability

There are rules, regulations and mechanisms in place that call upon government actors to justify their actions, act upon criticisms or requirements made of them, and accept responsibility for failure to perform with respect to laws or commitments.

Technology & Innovation

Governments embrace the importance of providing citizens with open access to technology, the role of new technologies in driving innovation, and the importance of increasing the capacity of citizens to use technology.

Citizen Participation

Governments seek to mobilize citizens to engage in public debate, provide input, and make contributions that lead to more responsive, innovative and effective governance.

Transparency

Information on government activities and decisions is open, comprehensive, timely freely available to the public and meets basic open data standards (e.g. raw data, machine readability).