Finland Progress Report 2013-2014
In January and February 2015, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) will present for public comment 8 progress reports of countries whose first official year of OGP action plan implementation began on 1 July 2013 and closed on 30 June 2014. The IRM reports cover implementation of the Action Plan for each country during this first year.
In Finland, Oxford Research Finland, the research team who authored the report, summarized their findings:
Finland’s first action plan resulted from an open participatory process and covered a wide variety of relevant commitments. However, many commitments consisted of unspecific actions, and only seven commitments were considered of significant potential impact. If the next plan includes clearer and more ambitious goals, developed and monitored jointly with civil society, then OGP in Finland may become a more relevant process in changing the way the government and civil society interact.