As We Face New Challenges, Open Gov Champions Step Up

In early 2020, OGP started looking for new candidates to fill three seats in the OGP Civil Society Steering Committee. The list of candidates this year was particularly strong and we are grateful to the impressive civil society leadership OGP can rely on.


Statement from Open Government Partnership CEO Sanjay Pradhan

The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery and Nina Pop and other black men, women and persons in the LGBTQIA+ community are a blatant manifestation of systemic, entrenched racism and bigotry. 

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Canada, Italy, and Kenya Elected to Guide the Open Government Partnership

The Governments of Canada, Italy and Kenya have been selected by their peers to serve on the OGP Steering Committee starting October 1.


Statement on the COVID-19 response from civil society members of OGP Steering Committee

The civil society members of Open Government Partnership's Steering Committee have released a statement on COVID and its risks to open government. Focused on democratic values, the statement is a call to action to governments, donors and international organisations. You…


Rudi Borrmann Joins the Open Government Partnership, will Lead Efforts to Support Local Governments

Washington, D.C. March 23 2020 - Open Government Partnership (OGP) is pleased to announce the addition of Rudi Borrmann as head of OGP Local. Borrmann most recently served as the Undersecretary for Public Innovation and Open Government in Argentina's Ministry…

OGP update

Message to the OGP Community on Coronavirus

Open government thrives when people come together in dialogue and work to co-create and implement reforms that bring governments closer to their people. Sadly, in the current context, it is not possible to have gatherings in many of our member countries. Coronavirus is now present in over 100 countries and the virus has impacted more than 120,000 people.

OGP Civil Society Leaders Statement of Significant Concern on Guatemala

As the Civil Society leadership of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Steering Committee, we were extremely concerned about Decree 4-2020 in Guatemala and its likely negative impact on the freedom of association, assembly, and speech throughout the country. We welcome…

SC Meeting Berlin 2020

Protecting Civic Space, Promoting Smart Digital Governance Key Topics at Open Government Partnership Meeting in Berlin

Deutsche Version » Eleven government reformers and eleven civil society leaders jointly explore topics critical to the future of democracy Berlin, Germany. 27 February 2020 - The Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) met in Berlin this week…

Open Government Partnership Rescinds Trinidad and Tobago’s Membership

The Country Remained in Inactive Status for over a Year, Loses OGP Member Status.   Washington, D.C. - The Open Government Partnership (OGP) has announced that Trinidad and Tobago will no longer be considered an OGP participating country effective 6…