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Steering Committee

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The Steering Committee is OGP’s executive decision-making body. Its role is to develop, promote and safeguard OGP’s values, principles and interests; establish OGP’s core ideas, policies, and rules; and oversee the functioning of the Partnership. It comprises 22 members: 11 from national governments and 11 from civil society. Read more about the work of the Steering Committee and its current composition here.

The Steering Committee is divided into three subcommittees, each with equal representation of government and civil society:

  • Governance and Leadership (GL): Executive decision-making body made up of the four Co-Chairs. Main responsibilities include providing strategic guidance, building political support for OGP, and mobilizing and convening the rest of the Steering Committee.
  • Criteria and Standards (C&S): Oversees mechanisms to safeguard OGP values and processes, reviews countries’ participation in OGP, and provides strategic input for developing and updating policies and procedures.
  • Thematic Leadership (TLS): Provides strategic input for advancing priority topics and scaling up thematic ambition across OGP, supports global advocacy efforts and informs strategic engagements with other international platforms.
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