Civil Society and Other Stakeholders
Civil society organizations (CSOs) are indispensable actors in the OGP process. Governments are required to engage with civil society toward a clear and open process of participation. Civil society may include community groups, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, advocacy groups, Transparent workforce data and increased representation of workers in labor policy-making lead to policies that better protect workers’ rights and remove barriers for underrepresented groups in the ... unions, indigenous groups, charitable organizations, faith-based organizations, professional associations, foundations, and individuals. CSOs are key partners in the design, implementation, and monitoring of OGP action plans; participation in multi-stakeholder mechanisms; and awareness-raising among citizens about OGP and its achievements.
Other actors involved in the OGP process include: academia, the Governments are working to open private sector practices as well — including through beneficial ownership transparency, open contracting, and regulating environmental standards. Technical specificat... More, international organizations, and donors. They provide an enabling environment for open government processes to take root by providing technical assistance, expertise, financial resources, and support. In some cases, they also act as observers, monitors, and commentators, gauging the progress of open government initiatives in the country.
See also: Regular dialogue between government and civil society is a core element of OGP participation. It builds trust, promotes joint problem-solving, and empowers civil society to influence the design, imple...