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Open Government Partnership Welcomes 30 New Local Governments

La Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto da la bienvenida a 30 nuevos gobiernos locales

Le Partenariat pour un gouvernement ouvert accueille 30 nouveaux gouvernements locaux

Washington, D.C. – Today, 30 local governments join the Open Government Partnership (OGP), an international partnership that brings together government and civil society organizations to create ambitious reforms to open up governments and better respond to citizens’ needs. 

Selected from 63 applications, these new members join 76 other local jurisdictions who are working with their local civil society partners to co-create commitments to advance transparency, inclusion, citizen participation, and accountability. All applicants will join OGP Local’s Community of Practice and share knowledge and experiences with each other to scale up reforms at the national and local levels for all OGP members. 

OGP Local members have advanced openness around the world. More than 40 OGP action plans were submitted in 2021 tackling an array of issues from increasing transparency and accountability in extractives in Plateau, Nigeria, to tackling climate change in Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine, and enhancing citizen participation in healthcare in Bogotá, Colombia.

“I’m delighted to see the Partnership grow from 15 local members in 2016 to 106 today”, said Sanjay Pradhan, CEO of OGP. “Many of the most innovative programs to bring governments closer to the citizens it serves happen at the local level, and I am looking forward to learning about the many smart ideas of these new members, and am hopeful they will inspire reformers far and wide.” 

Anabel Cruz, incoming co-chair of the OGP Steering Committee and member of the OGP Local Selection Committee congratulated the new cohort. “You now have the task and opportunity to strengthen and renew democracy and take ambitious local initiatives to other communities in your home countries and beyond through OGP.”

These new members (listed below) were selected based on the assessment of criteria outlined in the call for proposals, as well as other factors to ensure a regionally diverse group, with different types and sizes of entities, and unique strengths to complement the objectives of OGP Local.

New OGP Local Members

  1. Corrientes Municipality, Argentina
  2. Contagem Municipality, Brazil
  3. Maipú Municipality, Chile
  4. Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
  5. Manizales, Colombia
  6. Sarchí Municipality, Costa Rica
  7. Nuevo León (State) + San Pedro Garza García (Municipality) + Monterrey (Municipality), Mexico
  8. Chihuahua Municipality, Mexico
  9. Montevideo, Uruguay
  10. Chepo, Panama
  11. Salcedo, Dominican Republic
  12. Tlajomulco, Mexico
  13. Yerevan, Armenia
  14. Armavir, Armenia
  15. Kutaisi, Georgia
  16. Rustavi, Georgia
  17. Detmold, Germany
  18. City of Hamburg, Germany
  19. Valencian Community, Spain
  20. Principality of Asturias, Spain
  21. Kildare, Ireland
  22. Novi Pazar, Serbia
  23. Zilina, Slovak Republic
  24. Ketu South Municipal Assembly, Ghana
  25. Anloga District Assembly, Ghana
  26. Tarkwa-Nsuaem, Ghana
  27. Wassa Amenfi East Municipal, Ghana
  28. Region of Beni Mellal-Khenifra, Morocco
  29. Tetouan Municipality, Morocco
  30. Comune of Carthage, Tunisia

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About OGP:

In 2011, government leaders and civil society advocates came together to create a unique partnership—one that combines these powerful forces to promote accountable, responsive and inclusive governance.

Seventy-seven countries and a growing number of local governments—representing more than two billion people—along with thousands of civil society organizations are members of the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

For questions or to set up interviews please contact communications@opengovpartnership.org

Topics: OGP Local
Filed Under: OGP Local

Comments (6)

Massaq Fatimezzahra Reply

Hearty Congratulations for this partnership which will definitely have a positive impact on Beni mellal- khenifra region.
I hope all other Moroccan regions join OGP to create a more brighter future for us .

Brahim Reply

Congratulations

Driss Achbal Reply

congratulations for the beni mellal khenifra region, for having successfully integrated the international network of open local governments OGP, an excellent initiative for more visibility, transparency and citizen participation. also.for strategic positioning of Morocco as a leader in Africa and the Arab world

José Antonio Garmón Fidalgo Reply

Gracias por la inclusión del Principado de Asturias y enhorabuena al resto de miembros que se incorporan a OGP Local.

Helena Peltonen-Gassmann Reply

It would be fine to see on OGP Local website with what kind of proposals and ideas the 30 new local participants succeeded for accession to OGP local.

Anna Polvo Reply

Gran trabajo y compromiso del Gobierno de Nuevo León y de la Secretaría de Participación Ciudadana para impulsar la agenda de apertura institucional, participación ciudadana e innovación.

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