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Local Eligibility Criteria

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A minimum set of eligibility criteria is required to join OGP Local to ensure adequate conditions for developing and implementing an action plan. Information about the application process can be found in the OGP Local Handbook.

The following presents the eligibility criteria for becoming an OGP Local member:

  • Commitment of political leader(s) as evidenced in the Letter of Support (LOS) from the head of local government and commitment of the non-governmental stakeholder leader(s).
  • Track record on open government or co-creation with non-governmental stakeholders in at least one open government reform or successful example of co-creation in the past three years. This can include participation in national open government initiatives.
  • At least 16 months left in the term of the current local government administration to ensure it can participate and conclude the action plan process without interruptions.
  • Demonstrable ambition of future directions of open government action in the jurisdiction and their alignment with OGP’s strategic and thematic priorities, especially as it relates to engagement of citizens in shaping and overseeing policies and services.
  • Existing capacity and resources for co-creation and implementation, including identified staff in government and identified civil society/non-government counterpart(s).
  • Clarity on available mechanisms for co-creation and monitoring.
  • Clarity of value proposition or benefit for the jurisdiction in joining OGP.
  • Willingness to participate in peer learning and sharing experiences with other OGP Local members.
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Open Government Partnership