OGP is an expression of our common commitment to the principles of open government. It is also a mechanism for supporting concrete action by governments and civil society.
in the Open Government Partnership pledge to deliver country action plans that elaborate concrete commitments on open government. In each country, these commitments are developed through a multi-stakeholder process, with the active engagement of citizens and civil society.
OGP country action plans share a number of common features. Commitments are structured around key challenges that all governments confront: improving public services, increasing public integrity, more effectively managing public resources, creating safer communities, and increasing corporate accountability. In addition, commitments reflect four core open government principles: transparency, citizen participation, accountability, and technology and innovation.
At the same time, country action plans reflect a diversity of national approaches to realizing shared principles of open government. In this way, they demonstrate the range of extraordinary innovations in governance, which OGP aims to foster, document, and share.
As a first step to participating in OGP, eligible countries submit a letter of intent that signals their government’s commitment to open government and intent to participate in the Partnership. The next step is the development of a concrete action plan. Finally, OGP countries commit to report on their progress, and to cooperate with the independent reporting mechanism.