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Policy Area Categories

Below are a few broad categories of types of reforms. These categories contain a series of individual, yet related policy areas. These are meant for accessibility purposes, such as for filtering and visualizing OGP commitment data online. The definitions for the specific policy areas listed as bullets under each category are provided in the following section, titled “Individual Policy Areas and Sectors”.

Anti-Corruption and Integrity

OGP participating governments are working to root out undue influence across government affairs, because the use of public office for private gain erodes citizens’ trust in their government and its ability to serve their interests. Commitments in this area generally…

Civic Space and Enabling Environment

OGP participating governments are working to uphold basic democratic freedoms of expression, assembly, and association, because a free and active civil society is key to ensuring that institutions are open, accountable, and responsive. Commitments in this area generally fall under:…

Democratizing Decision-making

OGP participating governments are ensuring that citizens have the right to participate in government decision-making and provide feedback on services. Commitments in this area generally fall under: E-petitions Regulatory Governance Social Accountability

Digital Governance

As evolving technologies present new opportunities for governments and citizens to advance openness and accountability, OGP participating governments are working to create policies that deal with the threats these technologies present. Commitments in this area generally fall under: Automated Decision-Making…

Fiscal Openness and Tax

OGP participating governments are using their action plans to ensure that fiscal information is published in accessible language, increase participation in budgeting, and more recently to publish COVID-19 emergency funds. Commitments in this area generally fall under: Oversight of Budget/Fiscal…

Inclusion

OGP 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, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, older individuals, youth, members of minority groups, indigenous…

Justice

To address barriers that prevent citizens from having their justice needs met, OGP participating governments are working to expand transparency, accountability, and inclusion into all systems of justice, including both formal and informal institutions. Commitments in this area generally fall…

Natural Resources

OGP participating governments are improving transparency and citizen participation in natural resource governance to help detect corruption, safeguard community interests, and support environmental sustainability. Commitments in this area generally fall under: Environment & Climate Extractive Industries Land Rights & Spatial…

Public Service Delivery

To 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 area generally fall under: Citizenship and Immigration Digital Inclusion…

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