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Values Check

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In 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 2017, countries that wish to join OGP must also pass the Values Check assessment – in addition to the Core Eligibility Criteria – before they are allowed to participate in OGP.

The Values Check assessment only applies to countries that have yet to join OGP and does not affect countries that are already OGP participating countries. To assess the Values Check, OGP employs two indicators from the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) ‘Dataset on Democracy‘: CSO Entry and Exit and CSO Repression. Read more about how the Values Check is scored here.

See also: Core Eligibility Criteria, Non-Universally Recognized State

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