Upon joining OGP, governments work with civil society to co-create two-year action plans, with concrete steps – commitments – across a broad range of issues. This model ensures that civil society organizations or direct citizen engagement has a role in shaping and overseeing governments. Collectively, over 4,000 commitments have been made globally.
OGP’s Independent Reporting Mechanism monitors all action plans to ensure governments follow through on commitments. Civil society and government leaders use the evaluations to reflect on their own progress and determine if actions have made an impact.