Articles of Governance


The Articles of Governance were adopted by consensus by OGP's Steering Committee in April 2012 and revised in March 2014 and April 2015 to reflect decisions taken by the Steering Committee.  These Articles establish the mandate and policies of the Open Government Partnership, including the OGP Steering Committee, the OGP Support Unit, and the Independent Reporting Mechanism.  

In 2018, under the direction of the Criteria and Standards Subcommittee, OGP undertook a review of its Articles of Governance (AoG) in order to strengthen its language, align to current practices, and reflect all decisions made by the OGP Steering Committee since the AoG were last reviewed in 2015. The revised AoG have been endorsed by the Steering Committee and are now up for a 1-month public comment period. Learn more about the review processand comment here.