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)

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News and Events

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
10:00 - 11:00 AM EST

Posted April 02, 2014

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

Posted March 07, 2014

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

Posted March 07, 2014

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

Posted March 07, 2014

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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).