Austin Final IRM Report 2017
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a voluntary international initiative that aims to secure commitments from governments to their citizenry to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. In 2016, OGP opened to subnational participants in their own right as part of a pilot program. The OGP Subnational Pilot Program consists of 15 subnational governments who submitted Action Plans and signed onto the Subnational Declaration at the Paris Global OGP Summit. This report summarizes the results of the development and implementation of Austin’s pilot subnational action plan from January 2017 to December 2017.
Summary of IRM Findings
Austin developed an action plan with ambitious commitments that centered on improving access to information and civic engagement in key priority areas like homelessness and equitable budgeting. In future action plans, it is important to increase civil society engagement in the design of commitments and strengthen public accountability measures.