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 66 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

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News and Events

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Posted May 04, 2015

The Government of Tanzania will host the second-ever OGP Africa Regional Meeting.

Posted May 04, 2015

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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).