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In this section you can find key documents that can be useful in your civil society work on OGP. Whenever we generate or receive new interesting strategic documents they will be uploaded on this page so keep checking in.

THE OPEN GOVERNMENT GUIDE

The Open Government Guide has been developed by the Transparency and Accountability Initiative to support governments and civil society organisations working together to develop, update and implement ambitious Action Plans as part of the Open Government Partnership. It covers a range of topics, each one developed by an expert organisation and offering a flexible menu of ‘illustrative commitments’. Use the menu below to view the complete guide or jump to a specific topic.

–> View the entire guide online

Cross-Cutting Topics

Assets Disclosure & Conflicts of Interest
Budgets
Citizen Engagement
Open Government Data
Public Contracting
Public Services
Records Management
Right to Information
Whistleblower Protection

Focused Topics

Aid
Construction
Elections
Environment
Extractive Industry
Fisheries
Land
Parliaments
Police and Public Security
Tax and Illicit Flows

FEATURED OGP CASE STUDIES ON CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT

From Informing to Empowering

From informing to empowering is a 2015 report that critically assesses how governments have interacted with civil society within the framework of OGP. It provides an in-depth analysis for the broader OGP community on how OGP participating countries are shaping and performing on civil society engagement; and captures lessons from an overall analysis of existing indices and data on civil society engagement and from case studies in 9 OGP countries.

–> From Informing to Empowering | Policy brief
–> From Informing to Empowering | Full Report

Advancing Open Government and Evaluating its Impact

Research papers by the winners of the 2015 OGP IDRC research grant.

–> IDRC OGP Research Papers

OGP in Latin America

This document is part of a larger effort to develop global comparative research on the smartness and ambition of open government commitments, and identify areas where civil society can push for more ambitious action plans. It provides an initial synopsis of some of the general trends that emerge after analysing some of the Latin-American IRM reports and speaking with experts in the field.

–> OGP in Latin America | Article
–> OGP in Latin America | Accompanying Table

COUNTRY CASE STUDIES – IMPROVING THE OGP EXPERIENCE

Improving the OGP Experience is an overview of the first lessons learned on OGP from the 15 separate country case studies that were done during the first half of 2013. It captures views and experiences of key government and civil society representatives in a selected set of 15 OGP member countries. This document might be used to get inspired, understand best practices and avoid pitfalls in your daily OGP work. Both a short summary overview and the full booklet are available in three languages.

–> Improving the OGP Experience (Summary | English – Bahassa)
–> Improving the OGP Experience (Full Booklet | English – Spanish)

OGP kicks off in Africa
Brazil
Costa Rica
Croatia
Ghana
Indonesia
Ireland – Phase 1
Ireland – Phase 2
Mexico
Kenya
Moldova
Montenegro
Netherlands
Peru
Philippines
Ukraine
United Kingdom
USA

CIVIL SOCIETY MONITORING REPORTS

Next to the IRM and government Self-Assessment reports, civil society organisations can produce shadow monitoring reports independently. Below an (incomplete) overview of civil society-generated OGP monitoring report/briefings on OGO progress in various countries. Has your organization produced a report on OGP progress that’s not in the overview below? Please let us know!

Armenia (2015)
Azerbaijan – RWI (2014)
Azerbaijan – TI/ERC (2013)
Canada (2013)
Eastern Partnership (2013)
Indonesia (2013)
Italy (2013)
Macedonia (2013)
Mexico (2012)
UK (2013-15)
UK (2011-2013)
Ukraine (2013)
USA (2013)
USA (2014)
USA (2015)
REGIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY NETWORKS

See this document for information on the Asia Pacific Regional Network.