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Liberia

Make legislative process more transparent and participatory (LR0043)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Liberia Action Plan 2020-2022

Action Plan Cycle: 2020

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: National Legislature

Support Institution(s): IREDD, CENTAL, CAPDOG, CEMESP, iLab, PaSD & OGP Secretariat

Policy Areas

E-Government, Marginalized Communities, Open Parliaments, Participation in Lawmaking, Public Participation, Regulatory Governance

IRM Review

IRM Report: Liberia Action Plan Review 2020-2022

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

7.1 Increase transparency in the legislative process; and 7.2 Increase citizen participation in public policymaking The commitment aims to provide citizens with information to help them better understand which bills and laws will be voted upon. It will create spaces for public hearings, citizen engagement on draft legislation, and relevant advocacy campaigns. The following milestones will be reached to fulfill the commitment: 1. Track status of bills in the House of Representatives and Senate through a central database which lists all bills under consideration; 1.1 Provide information on the progress of bills, the sponsor of each bill and who has voted for each bill; 1.2 Publish ongoing results and analysis in quarterly reports and online; The commitment will increase participation by providing opportunity for citizens and civil society organizations to track, support and organize around the legislative processes. It will increase transparency by opening the parliamentary process to public scrutiny. Milestone Activity With a Verifiable Deliverable Deadline: Responsible agency 1. Track the status of bills in the House of Representatives and Senate through central database 1.1 Publish the full text of the (draft) bill as well as information on the progress, sponsors, and who has voted for each bill. Begins January 2021 and ongoing until December 2022 National Legislature 1.2 Publish results and analysis in quarterly reports and online through a searchable database. Begins January 2021 and ongoing until December 2022 National Legislature 2. Work with relevant groups inside and outside government to deliberate on draft bills 2.1 Organize at least 2 rounds of consultations on 2 existing bills with multiple stakeholders relevant to the particular issue- including relevant government agencies, youth, private sector, CSOs, Begins January 2021 and ongoing until December 2022 National Legislature academia, media.

IRM Midterm Status Summary

Commitment 7: Engaging Citizens in the Legislative Process

Verifiable: Yes

Does it have an open government lens? Yes

Potential for results: Modest


Commitments

Open Government Partnership