OGP Process: Government Self-Assessment
During the two-year NAP cycle, governments will produce yearly Self-Assessment Reports in consultation with civil society. The Self-Assessment Reports are a key element of the Independent Report Mechanism, OGP’s accountability arm and the main means of tracking progress in participating countries. The national IRM researchers use the government Self-Assessment Reports as a key part of their desk research. Other OGP stakeholders use the Self-Assessment Reports to gain an understanding of the government’s perspective on the OGP process and results achieved over the course of the year.
The two Self-Assessment Reports will complement one another, differing primarily in the time period covered. The midterm self-assessment should focus on the development of the NAP, the consultation process, the relevance and ambitiousness of the commitments, and progress to date. The end-of-term self-assessment should focus on the final results of the reforms completed in the NAP, consultation during implementation, and lessons learned.
The development of the Self-Assessment Reports must include a two-week public consultation period.
Self-Assessment Reports must be submitted to the Support Unit in both the administrative language of the country and English.
You can refer to more information about developing a Self-Assessment Report in of the OGP Handbook (2019).