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Global Report

ARCHIVAL – For Historical Reference

October 10. 2018

About the Report

The Global Report report will synthesize OGP’s data and findings into one publication to provide thought leadership to the partnership, provide state-of-play analysis on frontier areas of open government, and provide comparative snapshots on all OGP countries.

The report aims to raise OGP’s visibility, provide thought leadership on global trends and specific policies, and improve incentives for individual countries.

The report will cover three areas:

  1. OGP in the context of global trends
  2. Frontier themes in open government
  3. Country-by-country reporting

The Global Report Concept [here] lays out the latest (September 2018) ideas for the overall report as well as for the three parts of the report mentioned above. Each of the three sections contains key information, major sources of information, and a mock-up of what the section might look like. Annex A explains how major themes or policy areas will be represented in the report (across each of the three parts of the document) and Annex B explains the data model that will be used for cross-country analysis.

The core of the publication (including both digital and print assets) is scheduled for publication in 2019. Future “modules” covering new policy areas will be rolled out across the remainder of the year. There is a current commitment to carry out two of these reports by the end of 2020.

Please see the report’s concept note and an FAQ document here.

Public Consultations

As the first step in producing OGP’s first-ever Global Report on the state of open government, we have been busy hearing from people in the community. On September 19, 20, 24, and 25, we held 12 virtual consultations on a variety of open government themes. Alongside these meetings, we spoke with people on the phone and received written feedback.

The goal of these consultations was for the community to provide feedback on our proposed framings of each theme, as well as to share insights on cutting-edge reforms, data sources, and case studies for the Global Report. The guiding questions and proposed framings for each of the sessions (along with a concept note for the report) is available here.

In all, we heard from more than 80 people, from both civil society and government, working at both the local and national levels around the world.

Now, we want to continue the conversation and create a space for additional feedback. If you missed the consultations or would like to share your comments in writing, the tabs on the left-hand side of this page contain the summaries of the 12 calls held last month. Click on any of the links to learn more about what we heard from you, and how we plan to move forward on that particular theme.

You may share your feedback on the themes or report concept using the public comment function at the bottom of each webpage, or you may send us your comments at If you prefer to speak over the phone, please e-mail us and we would happy to set up a time to talk. We will receive comments through Wednesday, 31 October 2018.

Thank you very much to everyone who participated (and will participate) in the consultation process. We appreciate your time and hope to hear from you soon!

Open Government Partnership