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Open Government Partnership 2020 Annual Report

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.

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Featured in the Report

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:

Beyond the Action Plans

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:

Fiscal Transparency

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.

Total Revenue (actual)  Total Expenses (actual) 
11,577,436 $9,928,301


2020 Funders

Government Grants

  • Canada International Development Research Centre
  • European Commission
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
  • United States Agency for International Development
  • Contributions from 29 national member governments

Private Foundations

  • Chandler Foundation
  • Charles S. Mott Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Luminate
  • Omidyar Network
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Learn More

Download the complete 2020 Annual Report here.

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