Kyrgyz Republic Design Report 2018-2020
- Action Plan: Kyrgyz Republic Action Plan 2018-2020
- Dates Under Review: 2018-2020
- Report Publication Year: 2021
The Kyrgyz Republic’s first OGP Action plans are at the core of a government’s participation in OGP. They are the product of a co-creation process in which government and civil society jointly develop commitments to open governmen... contains 18 commitments across nine different thematic areas, ranging from By opening up data and making it sharable and reusable, governments can enable informed debate, better decision making, and the development of innovative new services. Technical specifications: Polici... to political financing and fiscal According to OGP’s Articles of Governance, transparency occurs when “government-held information (including on activities and decisions) is open, comprehensive, timely, freely available to the pub... More. Active participation of civil society contributed to the design of ambitious commitments. Going forward, the Kyrgyz Republic could strengthen outreach to wider civil society and facilitate more meaningful engagement of public administration to ensure effective implementation of commitments.
|Table 1. At a glance
Participating since: 2017
Action plan under review: 2018-2020
Report type: Design
Number of commitments: 18
Action plan development
Is there a Regular dialogue between government and civil society is a core element of OGP participation. It builds trust, promotes joint problem-solving, and empowers civil society to influence the design, imple...? Yes
Level of public influence: Collaborate
Acted contrary to OGP process: No
Action plan design
Commitments relevant to OGP values: 17 (94%)
Transformative commitments: 0 (0%)
Potentially starred commitments: 0(0%)
Action plan implementation
Starred commitments: N/A
Completed commitments: N/A
Commitments with Major DIOG*: N/A
Commitments with Outstanding DIOG*: N/A
*DIOG: Did it Open Government?
The The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multi-stakeholder initiative focused on improving government transparency, ensuring opportunities for citizen participation in public matters, and strengthen... More (OGP) is a global partnership that brings together government reformers and civil society leaders to create action plans that make governments more inclusive, responsive, and accountable. The The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) is OGP’s accountability arm and the main means of tracking progress in participating countries. The IRM provides independent, evidence-based, and objective ... monitors all action plans to ensure governments follow through on commitments. The Kyrgyz Republic joined OGP in 2017. This report evaluates the design of the Kyrgyz Republic’s first action plan.
General overview of action plan
Through developing the country’s first OGP action plan, the Kyrgyz Republic showed evidence of strong performance in several areas of the OGP process. The Kyrgyz Republic established a well-functioning multi-stakeholder forum, compliant with OGP Collaboration between government, civil society and other stakeholders is at the heart of the OGP process. The Participation and Co-Creation Standards are intended to support this collaboration throug..., while also achieving “Collaborate” on the spectrum of participation during the development of the action plan. Going forward, however, the Kyrgyz Republic could strengthen outreach and awareness efforts, in order to ensure that a wider cross-section of society is able to participate and contribute meaningfully to the identification of priorities and the development of the action plan.
Nevertheless, the Kyrgyz Republic’s first national action plan for 2018–2020 generally emerged as an ambitious endeavor, aspiring to change ‘business as to usual’ in a number of policy areas of national importance and to make the government more inclusive, responsive, and accountable. A total of 21 state entities are proposed be formally involved in the implementation of the action plan, which stands to represent positive government involvement in the process.
The 18 commitments included in the action plan cover a wide range of thematic areas, with particular focus on opening data, including in the Accountability within the public education system is key to improving outcomes and attainment, and accountability is nearly impossible without transparent policies and opportunities for participation ... and health sectors. While the IRM finds that 17 out of the 18 commitments are relevant to OGP values, no OGP commitments are promises for reform co-created by governments and civil society and submitted as part of an action plan. Commitments typically include a description of the problem, concrete action... was found to be relevant to the OGP value of According to OGP’s Articles of Governance, public accountability occurs when ”rules, regulations, and mechanisms in place call upon government actors to justify their actions, act upon criticisms ... More. The majority of commitments leverage technology and innovation, particularly in the context of establishing or improving online portals to enhance public access to information or enabling and easing Giving citizens opportunities to provide input into government decision-making leads to more effective governance, improved public service delivery, and more equitable outcomes. Technical specificatio... in government processes.
Table 2. Noteworthy commitments
|Commitment Description||Moving Forward||Status at the End of Implementation Cycle|
|1. Implementation and promotion of open data policy in the Kyrgyz Republic
Build a national open data platform and develop Creating and passing legislation is one of the most effective ways of ensuring open government reforms have long-lasting effects on government practices. Technical specifications: Act of creating or r... on open data with civil society and Governments are working to open private sector practices as well — including through beneficial ownership transparency, open contracting, and regulating environmental standards. Technical specificat... More stakeholders.
|Consider a multi-stakeholder approach in monitoring and reviewing implementation as well as explore synergies between the different open data commitments included in the action plan to achieve more significant impact.||Note: this will be assessed at the end of the implementation cycle.|
|10. Increasing Transparency in the procurement process can help combat corruption and waste that plagues a significant portion of public procurement budgets globally. Technical specifications: Commitments enhancing ... transparency
Amend the legislation on public procurement and increase the transparency of the online procurement system through the introduction of two-stage bidding, feedback mechanism, and reliable data processing software into the system.
|Incorporate civil society participation into the public procurement system, particularly in safeguarding the integrity of the system through monitoring and evaluation measures as well as in developing terms of references for the solutions offered through the commitment implementation.
|Note: this will be assessed at the end of the implementation cycle.|
|8. Increase budget transparency
Raise public awareness of budget development and implementation process by providing access to detailed budget reports and ensuring public participation in the process through online consultation and feedback mechanisms.
|Define the budget data sets that will be disclosed to the public, specify the roles of the public throughout the budget development and implementation processes, clarify the government’s mechanism to address public inputs and feedback.||Note: this will be assessed at the end of the implementation cycle.|
The IRM recommendations aim to inform the development of the next action plan and guide implementation of the current action plan.
Table 3. Four KEY IRM Recommendations
|Facilitate meaningful engagement of civil society in the action plan development process by strengthening outreach and awareness.|
|Design ambitious, relevant, and specific commitments in policy areas aligned with the development priorities of the Kyrgyz Republic.|
|Foster public accountability through the introduction of public feedback mechanisms|
|Prioritize commitments with significant potential impact for implementation and ensure their sustainability through the future action plans.|