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Lithuania Design Report 2018-2020

Commitments in Lithuania’s fourth action plan mostly build on previous initiatives and seek to improve transparency of the public sector and the quality of public services, among others. Notable commitments include creating an open data portal and strengthening the NGO…

France Design Report 2018-2020

France’s second action plan primarily focuses on open data and digitalization efforts. Notable commitments call for publishing data on public procurement, involving the public in sustainable development policies, and setting up a register of lobbyists. Moving forward, the government could…

Macedonia End-of-Term Report 2016-2018

Implementation of Macedonia’s third action plan was collaborative, with 14 public institutions and several civil society organizations involved. Despite political instability and a change of government, more than half of its 33 commitments were substantially completed by end of term.…

Serbia Design Report 2018-2020

Serbia’s multi-stakeholder consultation process has improved considerably through better public outreach, including on the local level. However, the action plan largely continues initiatives from the previous plan mainly with measures of limited ambition. Notable commitments include transparency of media funding,…

Malta Design Report 2018-2020

Malta’s third action plan includes five commitments, with only two of them being clearly relevant to opening government. The country does not have a multi-stakeholder forum overseeing the development and implementation of the action plan. Future commitments could significantly increase…

Scotland Design Report 2018-2020

Scotland’s second action plan seeks to build on the country’s long tradition of civic participation following incremental improvements to freedom of information inspired by its first action plan. Notable commitments include the creation of a civic participation framework, financial and…

Afghanistan Design Report 2017-2019

Afghanistan’s first action plan reflects domestic priority areas with ambitious commitments relating to civic participation, open contracting, and infrastructure, despite development in a fragile security environment. A balanced multi-stakeholder forum discussed and proposed commitments for inclusion in the action plan,…

Portugal Design Report 2018-2020

Portugal’s first OGP action plan joins a series of government-led efforts to promote transparency and civic engagement in the political process. Participating civil society and government representatives in the multi-stakeholder forum praised the co-creation process to develop the plan as…

Armenia Design Report 2018-2020

Armenia’s fourth action plan reflects the new government’s commitment to reform and greater transparency. Notable commitments include those regarding transparency of beneficial ownership of companies, development of land and water cadastres, and e-petitions. The action plan’s implementation will require sustained…

Israel Design Report 2017-2019

Israel’s third action plan continues to focus on disclosing government-held information, strengthening transparency legislation, and using technology to improve access to government services. The consultation process to develop the action plan was rushed and offered few opportunities for stakeholders the…