Intent to Join OGP
Joining the Open Government Partnership: Next Steps
- Ensure that your government meets the eligibility criteria. Check the OGP eligibility criteria (www.opengovpartnership/eligibility) to make sure that your country qualifies. If you have questions about the scoring methodology or would like to provide additional data about your country, please contact OGP at email@example.com.
- Write a letter to the Co-Chairs signaling your intent to participate. After obtaining support from the highest level of your government, write a letter of intent to the co-chairs of the OGP Steering Committee expressing your government’s commitment to the principles of open government and your intent to join the partnership. This letter can come from any agency within government, as long as that agency has received approval from the head of state to join the initiative.
The letter of intent should be addressed to the three OGP co-chairs:
RT. Hon Francis Maude MP
Minister for the Cabinet Office, Paymaster General
Government of United Kingdom
Dr. Ir. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto
Head of President's Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight
Government of Indonesia
Mr. Warren Krafchik
Director, International Budget Partnership
Please send all letters to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Begin preparations to deliver an open government action plan. Your government will join other newly implementing countries in developing your own open government action plan in consultation with civil society. Midway through the development of your plan, your government will participate in a “peer engagement” meeting to discuss your progress in developing concrete commitments and share experiences with other OGP countries. Once this plan is finalized, your government will attend a high-level meeting in 2013 to endorse the OGP declaration of principles and announce your open government action plan. Please see the guidance for new participating countries for further detail.