Post-Summit for Democracy Reflections – Analysis of Written Country Commitments
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As part of OGP’s efforts to advance the implementation of reform commitments during the Summit for Democracy’s Year of Action, we’re launching an analysis of the written commitments during the event. In this analysis, the OGP Support Unit reviews the relevance of these commitments to open government values, their areas of focus, and how they compare to commitments in OGP action plans. The analysis reveals the importance of open government approaches during the Year of Action and identifies several areas in which S4D and OGP processes can reinforce one another.
About the Event
OGP and fellow Global Democracy Coalition members International IDEA, The Alliance for Securing Democracy, and The Council for Global Equality held a webinar on Tuesday, April 5 from 9:00 – 10:00 EDT / 15:00 – 16:00 CEST.
In December, the Government of the United States hosted the first of two Summits for Democracy, bringing together leaders from government, civil society and the private sector to set out a global affirmative agenda for democratic renewal and provide a space for countries to make commitments to strengthen and protect democracy at home and abroad. More than 50 countries have submitted their commitments to the United States State Department website so far.
What was discussed:
- Overview of the commitments made, identifying focus areas, domestic versus international commitments, clusters of countries that have made similar commitments, their level of specificity, and more.
- Commitment gaps and alignment against democratic performance indicators.
- Possible next steps in commitment refinement, monitoring and implementation.
- Moderator: Laura Thornton, Director and Senior Fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund
- Annika Silva-Leander, Head of North America at International IDEA
- Renzo Falla, Senior Research Officer at the Open Government Partnership
- Mark Bromley, Co-Chair of Council for Global Equality