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OGP participating countries and locals – often referred to as OGP members – are committed to working with civil society to strengthen their adherence to open government values. To join OGP as a participating country, countries must exhibit a demonstrated commitmentOGP commitments are promises for reform co-created by governments and civil society and submitted as part of an action plan. Commitments typically include a description of the problem, concrete action... to open government by meeting a set of minimum performance criteria and endorse the Open Government DeclarationThe Open Government Declaration is the declaration of commitment to upholding the principles of open and transparent government, approved by the founding countries of OGP in 2011. Countries are requir.... Local jurisdictions from OGP participating countries are also eligible to apply to join OGP and are assessed based on a separate set of eligibility criteria.
Once recognized as an OGP participating country or local, governments regularly submit action plans co-created with civil society that outline concrete commitments to enhance transparencyAccording to OGP’s Articles of Governance, transparency occurs when “government-held information (including on activities and decisions) is open, comprehensive, timely, freely available to the pub... More, accountability and public participationGiving citizens opportunities to provide input into government decision-making leads to more effective governance, improved public service delivery, and more equitable outcomes. Technical specificatio... in government.
See also: Core Eligibility CriteriaIn order to join OGP, countries must exhibit a demonstrated commitment to open government values by meeting a set of minimum performance criteria across key dimensions of open government. In addition ..., Values CheckIn order to join OGP, countries must exhibit a demonstrated commitment to open government values by meeting a set of minimum performance criteria across key dimensions of open government. Beginning in..., Open Government Declaration, Non-Universally Recognized StateNon-universally recognized states are currently not eligible to become members of the Open Government Partnership. For purposes of OGP membership, “non-universally recognized states” refers to cou..., Local Eligibility CriteriaA 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...