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 65 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.

Developing Action Plan
1st Action Plan Cycle
2nd Action Plan Cycle

Activity Stream

Tweet from @opengovpart: ".@TechCrunch's @romaindillet discusses France as #OGP Government Chair starting in 2016, 1 yr after joining! http://t.co/snGZ5fNKIt #OpenGov"
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News and Events

The session will highlight some of the commitments from the 2nd round of Action Plans and discuss how they could serve as guidance. 

Posted November 18, 2014

The second Open Government Partnership Regional Meeting for the Americas will be held 17-19 November, 2014 in San José, Costa Rica.

Posted September 10, 2014

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Changing the Culture of Government


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.


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).