Parliamentary Engagement Policy Guidance (2017)
Legislative Openness has been on the Open Government Partnership (OGP) agenda since the early days. The Legislative Openness Working Group (the Working Group) – led by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Congress of Chile – was formally launched at the OGP Summit in London on October 31 to November 1, 2013. Along with six other thematic Working Groups, the Legislative Openness Working Group was formed in response to growing demand throughout the OGP community for support and peer learning opportunities for participating parliaments. At the time of the launch of the Working Group, few parliaments were participating in the domestic OGP process and there was limited parliamentary awareness of OGP, despite the multiple benefits provided by deeper parliamentary engagement.