News

28 September 2017

Tanzania Withdraws from the OGP

In a letter dated June 29, 2017 (received in mid-August 2017) and discussed at the OGP Steering Committee meeting on September 20, 2017, the Government of Tanzania indicated their intention to withdraw from OGP, effective immediately.

In response, the OGP co-chairs sent a letter to the Government of Tanzania on behalf of the Steering Committee on September 12, 2017, expressing disappointment at losing such an active member of OGP and hoping that the decision will be reconsidered in future. The letter also recognizes that despite the national government’s decision, the municipality of Kigoma-Ujiji, one of the fifteen subnational pioneers of the OGP subnational program, will continue to participate in OGP.