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According to the OGP Articles of Governance, OGP commitments should include a clear open government lens. Specifically, they should advance at least one of the OGP values: transparency, citizen participation, and/or public accountability. Following an action plan’s submission, OGP’s Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) uses the “Does it have an open government lens?” indicator to assess each commitment’s relevance in the Action Plan Review.
The IRM determines whether a 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... has an open government lens through a close reading of the commitment text and by answering the following question: Does the commitment set out to make a policy area, institutions or decision-making process more transparent, participatory or accountable to the public?
A more detailed definition of the three OGP values of transparency, citizen participation, and public accountability can be found in the OGP Values Guidance Note. Note: inclusionOGP 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, bi... and technology and innovation are other important values that OGP action plans should advance, but these should be achieved in addition to one of the three values above.
See also: 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, Citizen ParticipationAccording to OGP’s Articles of Governance, citizen participation occurs when “governments seek to mobilize citizens to engage in public debate, provide input, and make contributions that lead to m... More, Public AccountabilityAccording to OGP’s Articles of Governance, public accountability occurs when ”rules, regulations, and mechanisms in place call upon government actors to justify their actions, act upon criticisms ... More