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

News and Events

On September 24th at 4pm EDT the Open Government Partnership High-Level Event was hosted by the OGP Co-Chairs on behalf of the OGP Steering Co

Posted September 10, 2014

This September 25, 2014 there will be a day long Ministerial-level meeting of the Open Government Partnership Steering Committee in New Y

Posted September 10, 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

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).