Sierra Leone Mid-Term Report 2016-2018 – For Public Comment
The two-week public comment period on the Independent Reporting Mechanism’s Year 1 Report for Sierra Leone’s second action planAction 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... closed Thursday, 19 April 2018.
In 2018, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM)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 ... published the Year 1 report for Sierra Leone’s second action plan. The report covers the first year of action plan implementation: July 2016 through June 2017.
The findings from the report are summarized below in English:
“Sierra Leone’s second action plan covers a diverse range of issues including genderOGP participating governments are bringing gender perspectives to popular policy areas, ensuring diversity in participatory processes, and specifically targeting gender gaps in policies to address gov... violence, waste management, climate change and elections. The next action plan could be made more relevant to civic participation and public accountabilityAccording 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 through inclusionOGP participating governments are working to create governments that truly serve all people. This includes many historically oppressed groups such as persons with disabilities, women, lesbian, gay, bi... of commitments on public service deliveryTo ensure that citizens of all groups are better supported by the government, OGP participating governments are working to improve the quality of and access to public services. Commitments in this are... and anti-corruption measures.”
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