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Taking the OGP Co-Creation Process Online – Monitoring & Assessment

Cómo llevar el proceso de cocreación de OGP a un espacio virtual - Monitoreo y evaluación

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As indicated in the OGP Handbook (pages 19-20), participating governments are required to maintain an online repository where information and evidence related to the action plan (including process and implementation) is publicly stored, organized, updated, and disseminated. It is meant to be a transparent and easy way for stakeholders to access up-to-date evidence related to a participating government’s OGP activities, and enable regular monitoring and assessment of the action plan.

Participating governments may choose any platform or system for their online repository as long as it follows a set of guiding principles. The repository must be: 1) available online, without barriers to access, 2) linked to evidence, and 3) updated regularly.

Tools for monitoring and assessment

  • Ready-to-use tools: Google Drive, DropBox or Trello. These will require folder management and labelling that is easy for new users to navigate and access. Administrators need to ensure that settings allow the public access to folders and that information is kept updated with timestamps included in documents.
  • Advanced, Open Source Tools : Such as E-prints, DSpace or Consul. The advantage of using open source tools is that they support a wide range of formats of documents for archiving, are relatively easy to implement, and their maintenance is not very expensive. The other advantage is that these systems can facilitate content aggregation to search engines making the monitoring trackers or repositories more easily discoverable.

For a detailed list of online tools & platforms for information repositories, please CLICK HERE

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