Trinidad and Tobago

Joined 2013

The following text was contributed by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. 

Trinidad and Tobago maintains that the principles of open government-accountability, transparency and citizen participation are essential for effective democratic governance. The Open Government Partnership Initiative is, therefore, seen as a powerful mechanism for furthering the promotion of these principles so that we commit ourselves to working in tandem with our counterparts in this Initiative.

The principle of good governance has been a longstanding priority of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and is articulated as one of the cornerstones of sustainable development in the country’s ‘Strategy for Sustainable Development’. In the execution of good governance, efforts are currently underway to increase the availability of information about governmental activities, support civic participation, implement the highest standards of professional integrity throughout the administration and increase access to new technologies for openness and accountability.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Action Plan is being formulated by an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) and a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) comprised of Senior Officials from key Ministries, and work is underway through consultations with tertiary institutions, the National ICT Company Ltd (iGovTT) and several civil society bodies including the local chapter of Transparency International.

The approach adopted by the IMC and TAC reflects Trinidad and Tobago belief that close collaboration among all societal stakeholders – Government, Civil Society, and the Private Sector – is a critical success factor for achieving sustainable development and enhancing citizen engagement.

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