Delivering Results in a Year of Profound Challenges
The year 2020 saw a confluence of crises. In addition to the profound crises associated with COVID-19 and ongoing and growing inequality and systemic racism, communities everywhere also struggled with severe economic challenges, a climate emergency, and continued threats to democracy. OGP has an essential role to play in tackling these crises, and as a result in 2020 we adjusted our strategies and approaches to ensure we delivered solutions where the need was greatest.
What we saw was that open government has the potential to save lives and livelihoods like never before: from transparent disclosure of COVID-19 cases and testing that empowered citizens to take mitigating actions to open contracting for better emergency health procurement. The pandemic also galvanized open government advocates worldwide to innovate on rapid policy responses, collaborate across borders to share knowledge, and lead on recovery efforts at the global, regional, and country level.
To accelerate this work in response to COVID-19, OGP launched a global campaign focusing on open response and recovery, adjusted OGP processes to better support members, created spaces for exchange and learning, and convened leaders and experts from around the world to engage and activate the open government community.
This annual report provides an overview of OGP’s actions in response to the pandemic and its multiple challenges. It also highlights five key results obtained in priority areas identified prior to the pandemic.
While OGP members work across many policy areas, the work on Gender and Inclusion, Justice, Anti-Corruption and Digital Governance were some of the most illustrative examples this past year. Read about them below:
From launching the Open Response + Open Recovery global campaign to adjusting OGP’s support and services due to the pandemic, 2020 was filled with many opportunities to demonstrate the value that the organization can bring. See how OGP adapted, innovated and grew below:
OGP CEO Sanjay Pradhan writes about how the COVID-19 pandemic has compelled governments and citizens alike to take unprecedented, mitigating actions. In their shared struggle, mutual trust between government and citizenry can be key for successful, mutually-reinforcing response and recovery.
Respuesta abierta, recuperación abierta La confianza como el antídoto a COVID-19 Resumen Ejecutivo La pandemia de COVID-19 ha orillado a los gobiernos y ciudadanos a tomar medidas de mitigación sin precedentes. En esta lucha común, la confianza mutua entre el…
Réponse ouverte, Récupération ouverte Bâtir la confiance comme antidote à la COVID-19 Résumé La pandémie de COVID-19 a contraint les gouvernements et les citoyens à prendre des mesures sans précédent pour atténuer les dommages. Dans leur lutte commune, la confiance…
We witnessed an extraordinary gathering on September 24, 2020. In the midst of the pandemic, amidst global protests against inequality and systemic racism, amidst an unprecedented rise in authoritarian leaders attacking democracy and civic freedoms, a coalition of world leaders ...
El 24 de septiembre de 2020 fuimos testigos de una reunión extraordinaria. En medio de la pandemia, de protestas globales contra la desigualdad y el racismo sistémico y de un alza sin precedentes en el autoritarismo por parte de líderes…
This is a moment of peak uncertainty for governments, civil society and citizens. Facing a unique challenge from the coronavirus, new policies and approaches are being tested in real-time. Many in the open government community are deeply involved...
Nos encontramos en un momento de gran incertidumbre para los gobiernos, la sociedad civil y la ciudadanía. En el contexto del reto sin precedentes que representa la pandemia de coronavirus, los gobiernos están probando políticas y metodologías en tiempo real...
En ce moment, l'incertitude est à son maximum pour les gouvernements, la société civile et les citoyens. Face au défi unique que représente le Coronavirus, de nouvelles politiques et approches sont testées en temps réel...
The OGP Action Network is composed of the Ambassadors, Envoys and Leaders Networks, and are a group of senior figures, former Steering Committee members, and government and civil society teams working to raise OGP’s global profile, position the Partnership as an implementation platform for commitments, and share expertise on open government thematic areas and values.
The Open Government Partnership’s founding mission and vision remain as powerful today as they were in 2011, and yet the context for our work has changed profoundly. On the one hand OGP has grown into a mature partnership, with 78…
In 2018, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) published a Review Report of its work and impact. The report was based on interviews with more than 50 OGP stakeholders and a survey of more than 100 civil society and government actors familiar with the IRM. The IRM refresh process is aimed to address the findings in the IRM Review Report.
Find an overview of OGP’s 2020 financial details below. All of OGP’s budgets, audit reports, and other financial information are available online. All figures below are in US dollars.
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Canada International Development Research Centre
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
United States Agency for International Development