Summary of London Summit Commitments
On the 31 October and 1 November London hosted over 1,000 delegates from civil society, business and government at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Annual Summit.
At the summit, 37 governments made ambitious new commitments to open government, covering a wide range of priorities, including commitments to:
Open Data: Radically open up government data to boost entrepreneurship, growth and accountability
- Philippines - "Launch Open Data Philippines: Transparent, accountable, and participatory governance through open government data"
- Panama – "Open Data Charter"
- South Korea - "Govt 3.0 Initiative"
- Ghana – "Ghana commits to implement a new initiative to transform the way government administrators work and empower citizens for feedback on governance"
- Moldova - "Develop an Open Data Policy"
- Canada - "Open Data Canada"
- Trinidad & Tobago - "Building an Open Data Approach in the Public Service of Trinidad & Tobago"
- Greece - "Further open up public sector information with a view to enhancing government integrity and transparency and developing an ecosystem of open, interoperable services for government data sharing and re-use"
- Chile - "Regulation of a national archives and records management which is the responsibility of the Council for Transparency"
- Georgia - "Taking Freedom of Information to the next level: New FOIA, Proactive Publication and E-request at data.gov.ge"
- Ireland - "Ireland will sign up to the Open Data Charter"
- United Kingdom – “Creating a central registry of company beneficial ownership information”
Government Integrity: Open up their governments further to fight corruption and strengthen democracy
- Albania - "Improvement of the Public Administration Recruitment service through more transparent, merit-based and efficient process"
- Estonia – "Creation of Database Aggregating Declarations of Financial Interest to Optimize Prevention of Corruption and Conflicts of Interest"
- Uruguay - "Citizen services: close, easy and modern", "New stage towards paperwork reduction" and "Evolution of public procurement"
- Romania - "Open contracting in Romania"
- Serbia - "Prevention of corruption: Adopting the law on inspection control"
- Colombia – “High Level Reporting Mechanism - A mechanism for the participation of the private sector in identification, prevention and prosecution of corruption cases”
- El Salvador - "Integrated government, integrated public. Public institutions ensure accounts and budgets are public, maximise the availability of public information, citizen participation and prevent corruption. Establishing coordination between departments. Achieving this through information technology and new technologies"
- Latvia - "Empowering Citizens" & "Improve Corruptions Perception Index"
- Norway - "Municipality reform"
Fiscal Transparency: Greater fiscal transparency to ensure taxpayers can follow their money
- Brazil - “Restructuring the Brazilian Transparency Portal”
- Dominican Republic - "Continuing E-Procurement Implementation", "Completing the Process of Creating Single Account System of Treasure", "Access to Information Single Application", "Public Vacancy Portal", "Open Data Portal"
- Croatia - "Open Spending - Development of the searchable online database on all payments executed from the State Treasury Single Account, according to the prescribed budget classifications", "GOV.HR – Launching Single Government website", "Strengthening the implementation of new Access to Information Act" & "E-consultations – Single Access Point to Public Consultations on new laws, other regulations and acts"
- Mexico - "Ensure transparency and accountability in natural disaster relief expenditure"
- Turkey - "Enhancing integrity, transparency and accountability of public institutions is one of main objectives of our national OGP agenda"
Natural Resources - Extractives: Work towards a common global reporting standard for natural resource transparency, ensuring that payments for extractives and natural resources are transparent and used for public benefit
- Armenia - "Electronic Mining Database"
Empowering Citizens: Further empower citizens, transforming the relationship between people and their governments
- Mongolia - "Mongolia succeeds to develop first Action Plan Draft of the Open Government Partnership"
- South Africa - "School’s Connectivity Project"
- Tanzania - "Enabling the Public to Access Public Information"
- Lithuania - "Continuously improve public services for citizens using new technologies, best management and good governance practice"
- Czech Republic - "Adoption of an Act on Civil Servants, to ensure depoliticisation, professionalisation and stabilisation of the public administration"
- Finland - "A Clear Language Campaign for Civil Servants in the Finnish Public Sector"
- Azerbaijan - "To increase the number of electronic services and expand the geography of “ASAN-Service” Centers (Public Service Halls)"
- Indonesia - "Catalyzing Sustainable Change: Meaningful Youth Engagement on Open Government"
- Spain - "New Action Plan"
- Costa Rica - "Develop a Judiciary´s Open Government Policy"
Further information on these commitments will be published in due course.