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Many OGP governments work to make education information more transparent, to directly engage citizens in improving quality, and to ensure appropriate accountability.

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Overview

Globally, 387 million children of primary school age (56 percent) and 230 million adolescents of lower secondary school age (61 percent), do not achieve minimum proficiency levels in reading and math. This learning gap not only limits these children’s opportunity, but also the growth and prosperity of whole countries. 

Education is one of the most popular policy areas within OGP. As of May 2019, 55 OGP members had made nearly 200 commitments on education ranging from transparency in the delivery of school lunches to ensuring the allocation of funds for school repairs. The most popular commitments focus on open education resources, and include IT tools and platforms that make teaching materials publicly available.

OGP members have also strengthened parent-teacher-administrator oversight at the local level to improve school performance and value for money. 

While this progress is encouraging, more inclusive and sustained outcomes require investments that deliver on transparency, accessibility and accountability that ensures responsive systems.  

According to OGP’s 2019 Global Report, two areas where OGP countries can invest more are greater community engagement opportunities and improved local level data systems.


Mongolia Nutsgee

Rooms to Learn

There is one person per 24 head of livestock in Mongolia. This makes the country the least densely populated on earth, with unique challenges to delivering public services and working with citizens. See what happens when the government invites parents in to help improve their children’s education.

Traditional Ndebele hut at Botshabelo near Mpumalanga, South Africa

The Case for Accountability in Education

Lessons from Reformers: Education systems work better when the public has access to information, the opportunity to participate in decision-making, and the ability to seek answers from governments.


Recommendations

  • Codify rules and regulations on education to ensure standardization and good service delivery.  Honduras translated its newly overhauled education law into rules and regulations over the course of two action plans. In Spain, the procomun platform now offers open access to all educational materials developed with public funds.
  • Empower students and parents to audit and report on school performance, supplies, and management.  The Kigoma Ujiji Municipal Council regularly publishes data on school funding and expenditures, student and staff numbers, school labor needs, school building infrastructure and test results to help identify and target unequipped and underperforming schools. 
  • Transparently fund schools and apply open contracting and procurement principles to school funding. A civil society organization leveraged the Nigerian government’s international pledges on open contracting to gain access to information and improve procurement processes across primary education services. In Buenos Aires, Argentina, an online platform allows citizens to access information and monitor the development of ongoing education infrastructure projects.
  • Start a dialogue with local leaders, governments, and teachers and administrators. In Mongolia, the government invited parents, teachers, and students to express their concerns and work with local government to improve conditions in school dormitories and classrooms.

Resources

  1. Education Fact Sheet

    Snapshot of global progress and member-level examples of education reform in OGP

    2019, Document, PDF

  2. CheckMySchool (CMS) Initiative: Open Governance through Stories of Change

    This blog is part of a series on how open government can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The…

    2016, , Web Page

  3. 2017 Global Education Monitoring Report: Accountability in Education

    The thirteenth annual Global Education Monitoring Report came out recently, and it synthesizes the state of the art of accountability…

    2017, Perspective, Web Page

  4. Global Report – Education

    Much progress has been made on opening up school data, but achieving sustainable and equitable outcomes require going beyond transparency…

    2019, Document, PDF


Commitments

  1. Starred commitment Improve Provision and Quality of Education and Health Services

    MN0023, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  2. Starred commitment Deployment of SPID to Support Innovation

    IT0052, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  3. Starred commitment Digital Educational Resources

    BR0089, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  4. Starred commitment Towards a Better Infrastructure in Schools.

    HN0044, 2014, Education

  5. Starred commitment Online State Matura

    AL0009, 2012, Education

  6. Starred commitment Implement the Fundamental Law on Education

    HN0032, 2012, Education

  7. Starred commitment Preparing a Digital Reform of the Public Welfare Areas

    DK0026, 2012, Education

  8. Strengthen the Online Education "Identicole" Platform

    PE0091, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  9. Dislose University Data Online

    PE0092, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  10. Improving Access to Secondary School

    SL0023, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  11. Campaign Against Youth Drug Use

    LK0028, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  12. Open Official Statistics

    BA0004, 2019, Education

  13. Open Education Data

    GR0065, 2019, Education

  14. Digital Participation in Education Service Provision

    MN0036, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  15. Basic Education Inputs Program

    PH0058, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  16. CSO Monitoring of Education

    AF0019, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  17. Reform and Strengthen Education Data

    AF0021, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  18. Co-Create University Curriculum

    AF0024, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  19. Participatory Budgeting

    NG0015, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  20. Implement New Computer Program in 6 Government Ministries to Improve Service Delivery

    NG0029, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  21. Transparent Education Data

    MX0077, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  22. Open Data

    LV0041, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  23. Educational Resources Portal

    SK0130, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  24. Transparency and Accountability in School Board Projects

    CR0059, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  25. Participative Decentralized Development for Preschools

    CI0017, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  26. Student Participation

    UY0116, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  27. Indicators of Welfare and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    UY0125, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  28. Civic Electoral Education

    HN0064, 2018, Education

  29. Women in Public Works Projects

    HN0070, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  30. Education Sector Transparency

    HN0075, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  31. Transparency in Extractive Industries

    HN0078, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  32. Open Education Data

    CZ0026, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  33. InspIS Information System

    CZ0027, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  34. Open Data from School Inspector

    CZ0028, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  35. Publication of Education Information on Creative Commons

    CZ0029, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  36. Participatiory Democracy Capacity-Building

    EE0053, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  37. School Leavers' Toolkit

    NZ0014, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  38. Open Contracting Data Standards

    KAD0002, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  39. Public Service Data

    ID0094, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  40. Open Data - Education

    KG0002, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  41. Open Education

    RO0063, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  42. Participatory Education Budget

    ID0095, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  43. Public Consultation Reform

    ID0100, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  44. Education

    SAO0009, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  45. Educational Transformation.

    PY0042, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  46. Educational Citizen Observatory (OEC)

    PY0043, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  47. Educational Transparency Microplanning

    PY0044, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  48. Unified Information System for Management of Education

    AM0042, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  49. Accountability of Districts, Regional and Educational Centers that Receive Decentralized Funds

    DO0048, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  50. Access to Information and Open Data

    MD0069, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  51. Electronic Resources for Education

    UA0084, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  52. Implementation of Integrated Programs in Support of Permanence in School and Tools That Enable Educational Community Monitoring Locally.

    GT0088, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  53. Online Verification of Education Certificates

    UA0085, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  54. Implementation of Interventions to Improve Infrastructure in School and Alternative Education, with Community Participation in Education Delivery Mechanisms.

    GT0089, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  55. Civil Society Monitoring Plan for Education and Higher Education

    AF0009, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  56. Improve the Skills of the Teachers in the Educational Use of Eib Educational Materials in Various Native Languages ​​And Development Relevant for All Levels and Languages, Involving Parents of Indigenous Communities.

    PE0070, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  57. Design and Implementation, with the Participation of Local Civil Society, a Decentralized Management Model for Diversity with a Territorial Approach That Addresses Various Educational Realities Relevance and Capacity Building in the Use of Statistical Information on the Eib for Improved Decision Territorial Decisions.

    PE0071, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  58. Web Information Query Degrees and Titles Issued by the Institutes of Higher Education (IES) Nationwide

    PE0072, 2017, Education

  59. Promote the Improvement of the Conditions Under Which Specific Educational Services for the Population in Rural Areas (Alternation Secondary, Secondary and Secondary Student Residence with Tutorial) Are Provided Through Partnerships with Civil Society.

    PE0073, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  60. Open Access to Academic Literature

    DE0013, 2017, Education

  61. Establish and Operate a Repository of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic for Storage, Long-Term Archiving and Access to Educational Resources.

    SK0082, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  62. Open Education Resources

    SK0083, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  63. Reach Out to Partners Who Have Provided Educational Resources After 2008 to the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic Or to Its Directly Managed OrGanizations, with a Suggestion to Make Educational Resources Available Under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) Public License.

    SK0084, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  64. Enforce Public Licensing

    SK0085, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  65. Make Educational Resources Available in Local Langage

    SK0086, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  66. Ensure Availability of University Textbooks

    SK0087, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  67. Introduce Specific Rules for Open Publication and the Obligation to Provide Free Access of Selected Publicly Funded Publica-Tions

    SK0088, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  68. Analyze the Possibility of Applying Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) Public License As Standard for Selected Works Mandatorily Published in the Central Registry of Theses and Dissertations.

    SK0089, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  69. Awareness-Raising About Open Education Resources

    SK0090, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  70. Publish the Outcomes of the Approval Process of Educational Resources on the Web-Site of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

    SK0091, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  71. Introduction of Civic Control and Accessibility Mechanisms for Municipal Services

    TBI0005, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  72. Raise Awareness About Open Access in Academic Community

    SK0098, 2017, Education

  73. Participate in International Coordination on Open Education Reforms

    SK0099, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  74. Technological Platform for Continuous Training of Teachers

    JAL0005, 2017, Education

  75. Expanded Coverage of Upper Secondary Education Based on Regional Needs and Productive Vocations

    JAL0006, 2017, Education

  76. Use Educational Tools About Participation in Formal Education Using Informal Learn-Ing Methods.

    SK0108, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  77. e-Participation Through the National Government Portal

    PH0050, 2017, Political Integrity

  78. Opening Spaces for Discussion and Training on the Electoral Process in Argentina

    AR0059, 2017, Political Integrity

  79. Public Consultation for the Generation of Statistical Data on Education

    AR0060, 2017, Education

  80. Strengthening the Area of ​​Citizen Participation "Commitment to Education"

    AR0061, 2017, Education

  81. Strengthen Care Services Psychopedagogic Cabinets Ministry of Education

    PA0032, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  82. Update the Plan of Civic Education in Schools

    PA0033, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  83. School Open Government

    PA0034, 2017, Education

  84. Map of Infrastructure in Schools

    BUE0005, 2017, Education

  85. Open Contracting

    NG0002, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  86. Anti-Corruption Activity Coordination

    NG0009, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  87. Posting Education Sector Data and Receipts of Free Education Fund Online by July 2017

    KIG0003, 2017, Education

  88. Strengthening Regional and Youth Participation

    CO0073, 2017, Education

  89. Virtual Window of Public Administration

    BF0009, 2017, Education

  90. Multichannel Platform National Public Offering of Education in Force

    CR0048, 2017, Education

  91. Education in Open Government

    ES0042, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  92. Ensuring Transparency and Impartiality in Teacher Recruitment Policy and Process in Sri Lanka

    LK0004, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  93. Improvement of Electronic Services

    AZ0038, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  94. Interconnect Public Five (05) Universities and Two (02) Business Schools.

    CI0006, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  95. Set up Virtual University of Côte D'Ivoire

    CI0007, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  96. Awareness and Cooperation

    AZ0049, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  97. Access and Reuse of Data from the Education System

    IT0026, 2016, Education

  98. Information Educational Center.

    HN0053, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  99. Firenze Open Data

    IT0028, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  100. Citizen Participation and Control in Education

    SV0091, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  101. Network of Digital Animators

    IT0045, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  102. Schoolkit: a Strategy to Value Best Practices in Education

    IT0046, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  103. Monitor the Education Reform “La Buona Scuola”

    IT0047, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  104. Becoming Digital Citizens

    IT0056, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  105. Defining Participatory Democracy and Development of Digital Competence in School Education

    EE0047, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  106. Data and Statistics for Greek National Exams

    GR0047, 2016, Education

  107. Informative Actions on Open Data for Young People in Secondary and Higher Education

    GR0049, 2016, Education

  108. Open Education

    GR0050, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  109. Public Services at Ministry of Education and Culture

    ID0053, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  110. Public Information Disclosure Through Ministry of Education and Culture

    ID0064, 2016, Education

  111. Public Information Disclosure Through Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education

    ID0065, 2016, Education

  112. Public Information Disclosure at Higher Education Institutions

    ID0066, 2016, Education

  113. Open Data and Transparency in Education

    RO0044, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  114. Virtual School Library and Open Educational Resources

    RO0045, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  115. Greater Public Participation in Disseminating Development Information

    ID0079, 2016, Education

  116. Investment in Education

    PY0032, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  117. Organization Information Disclosure Online

    KR0022, 2016, Education

  118. Train Educational Population in Access to Public Information

    GT0064, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  119. Culture of Transparency

    DO0043, 2016, Education

  120. Community Policing System

    UA0067, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  121. National Plan and Broadband Connectivity "Digital Nation"

    GT0072, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  122. Open Data in Education Sector

    MD0064, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  123. Actions for Quality Improving the Educational Process

    GT0084, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  124. Promote and Strengthen the Autonomy of the Consultative Council of Civil Society Set up Under Law 19.122

    UY0062, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  125. Transparency and Open Data Education

    UY0076, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  126. Creation of Innovation Ecosystem

    GE0046, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  127. Formalize Building Maintenance in Schools Full Time: a Participatory Alternative

    UY0077, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  128. Inclusion and Continuing Education of People with Disabilities

    UY0078, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  129. Publication of Statistical Information on Socio-Educational Activities for Social Inclusion of Persons Deprived of Liberty

    UY0079, 2016, Education

  130. Art Education: Dissemination of Educational Proposals and Preparation of a Conceptual Framework for Improving Public Policy

    UY0080, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  131. Social Monitoring of the National School Feeding Program

    PE0057, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  132. Open University

    AR0024, 2015, Education

  133. Digital Education Resources

    SK0031, 2015, Public Service Delivery

  134. Map Existing Repositories

    SK0032, 2015, Public Service Delivery

  135. Analyze Procurement Process for Education Resources

    SK0033, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  136. Textbook Procurement Process

    SK0034, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  137. Pilot Procurement Process

    SK0035, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  138. Raise Awareness of Education Resources

    SK0036, 2015, Public Service Delivery

  139. Join Multilateral Activities in Europe and Beyond That Support the Creation, Improvement, Sharing and Re-Use of Open Educational Resources.

    SK0037, 2015, Public Service Delivery

  140. Disclosure and Measurement of Teacher Training

    PA0020, 2015, Education

  141. Support Transparency Law - National Institutions

    CO0028, 2015, Education

  142. Cycles Opening of Information in the Sectors of Education, Health, Environment, Justice and Social Inclusion

    CO0031, 2015, Education

  143. LegalApp: Interaction and Management Services Information Sources for Justice Sector

    CO0037, 2015, Public Service Delivery

  144. Technical Assistance to Support and Education Secretariats Country

    CO0038, 2015, Public Service Delivery

  145. Actions of Dialogue with Citizenship to Strengthen Participation and Accountability

    CO0044, 2015, Education

  146. Social Map

    CO0048, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  147. Online Procedures - Yes Virtual

    CO0052, 2015, Public Service Delivery

  148. Comprehensive Technical Education Program

    SV0063, 2014, Education

  149. Strengthen Ethics and Transparency Issues in the Curriculum for Primary and High School

    SV0066, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  150. Strategy to Promote Private Investment in the Education System

    SV0071, 2014, Education

  151. Raising Civic Awareness

    LT0010, 2014, Public Service Delivery

  152. Transparency in the Education Sector

    HN0043, 2014, Education

  153. To Make Budget Data (Eight Key Budget Reports), Audit Committee Reports and Tax Exemptions Publicly Available by December 2014.

    TZ0028, 2014, Education

  154. To Establish a Contact Centre to Address the Needs of National Scholars (Local and International) of Trinidad and Tobago

    TT0005, 2014, Education

  155. Open Provision of Public Sector Critical Data Sets

    GR0020, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  156. Improve Quality of Openness in Education Services

    ID0032, 2014, Education

  157. Strategy for Digital Welfare

    DK0043, 2014, Education

  158. Ensuring Transparency of the Election of Governing Boards of the RA General Secondary Education Institutions and of the Annual Budget Planning and Expenses of Ra General Secondary Education Institutions

    AM0024, 2014, Education

  159. Affirmative Action for People of African Descent: Transparency and Accountability

    UY0023, 2014, Education

  160. Monitoring System Education Centers

    DO0031, 2014, Education

  161. Improve Computer Literacy Through Implementation of Proposed New Digital Strategy for Schools

    IE0008, 2014, Education

  162. Strengthen the Institution Responsible for Coordinating the National Plan Open Government

    GT0058, 2014, Education

  163. Maximise Participation and Understanding of Young People in Civic Life

    IE0022, 2014, Education

  164. Educational Services

    GE0015, 2014, Public Service Delivery

  165. Map of the Education Offered by the National Administration of Public Education

    UY0048, 2014, Education

  166. Open Education Resources

    ES0016, 2014, Education

  167. Inclusive Elementary and Secondary Education for Persons with Disabilities

    MK0082, 2014, Education

  168. Civics Curriculum

    SV0038, 2013, Education

  169. Strengthening of the Office of the Comptroller General (CGU)

    BR0039, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  170. Online Accountability of Resources for Education Within the National Fund for Education Development

    BR0040, 2013, Education

  171. Generation of Knowledge and Capacity-Building of Managers and Public Resources Operator’S Partners and of Councilors for Social Control

    BR0041, 2013, Education

  172. National Program for Strengthening School Councils

    BR0042, 2013, Education

  173. Dissemination of Information on Anti-Corruption and Integrity

    HU0005, 2013, Education

  174. The Municipal Sector

    NO0037, 2013, Public Service Delivery

  175. Open Educational Data

    BR0065, 2013, Education

  176. Public School Funding

    ID0014, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  177. Promote Open Education to Increase Awareness and Engagement

    US0050, 2013, Education

  178. Data Higher Education

    MX0054, 2013, Education

  179. Democratization of Grants and Government Support for Education

    MX0056, 2013, Education

  180. Schools Connectivity

    ZA0014, 2013, Education

  181. The Regulation on Ethics in Research and Publishing

    AL0010, 2012, Education

  182. Digitalization of Higher Education Accreditation Process

    AL0011, 2012, Education

  183. U-Gov System

    AL0012, 2012, Education

  184. Increasing the Accessibility of Services Provided to the Public.

    LT0005, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  185. Financial Module of All Educational Institutions

    AL0023, 2012, Education

  186. Client Service Charters

    TZ0005, 2012, Education

  187. Reports on Tax Exemptions

    TZ0023, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  188. App Store for Digital Learning Resources

    DK0025, 2012, Education

  189. Higher Quality in Education

    CO0003, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  190. Tracking Progress of Universities’ Transition to Digital-Only Administrative Communication

    DK0028, 2012, Education

  191. Promoting Public Participation: 1.C. Open Data Portal

    KE0006, 2012, Education

  192. Identification of Low Interest Areas for Business Investments. 2.Publication of Research.

    MK0022, 2012, Education

  193. Scientific and Research Cooperation Through the Internet.

    MK0023, 2012, Education

  194. Publication of Information from the State Statistical Office for Further Scientific Purposes.

    MK0024, 2012, Education

  195. Interactive School Development Plan

    BR0024, 2011, Education

  196. Control Panel for the Integrated Monitoring and Oversight System (Public Module)

    BR0025, 2011, Education

  197. Registry of National Education Prices

    BR0027, 2011, Anti-Corruption

  198. Data.Gov: Foster Communities on Data.Gov

    US0022, 2011, Public Service Delivery

  199. Education Subsidies

    ID0002, 2011, Education

  200. Publish List of Subsidy Beneficiaries

    MX0008, 2011, Education

  201. Presenting the School Budget

    MX0015, 2011, Education


OGP Global Report Data

The data below is drawn from the 2019 OGP Global Report. You can view and learn more about the report here.

These are members making OGP commitments to improve their performance in the respective policy area. As members that have demonstrated political commitment through OGP, the next step is ensuring that implemented commitments have maximal impact.

Key
Indicates that member has a starred commitment in this policy area.


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