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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.

Education Design

Global Report – Education

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


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, Stories, 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, Stories, 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. Improving access to secondary school

    SL0023, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  9. Campaign Against Youth Drug Use

    LK0028, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  10. Open Official Statistics

    BA0004, 2019, Education

  11. Open Education Data

    GR0065, 2019, Education

  12. Digital participation in education service provision

    MN0036, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  13. Basic Education Inputs Program

    PH0058, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  14. Participative Decentralized Development for Preschools

    CI0017, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  15. Student Participation

    UY0116, 2018, Public Service Delivery

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

    UY0125, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  17. Civic Electoral Education

    HN0064, 2018, Education

  18. Women in Public Works Projects

    HN0070, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  19. Education Sector Transparency

    HN0075, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  20. Transparency in Extractive Industries

    HN0078, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  21. Open Education Data

    CZ0026, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  22. InspIS Information System

    CZ0027, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  23. Open Data from School Inspector

    CZ0028, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  24. Publication of Education Information on Creative Commons

    CZ0029, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  25. Participatiory Democracy Capacity-Building

    EE0053, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  26. School Leavers' Toolkit

    NZ0014, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  27. Open Contracting Data Standards

    KAD0002, 2018, Open Contracting and Procurement

  28. Public Service Data

    ID0094, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  29. Open Data - Education

    KG0002, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  30. Open Education

    RO0063, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  31. Participatory Education Budget

    ID0095, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  32. Public Consultation Reform

    ID0100, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  33. Education

    SAO0009, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  34. Educational Transformation.

    PY0042, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  35. Educational Citizen Observatory (OEC)

    PY0043, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  36. Educational Transparency Microplanning

    PY0044, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  37. Unified Information System for Management of Education

    AM0042, 2018, Public Service Delivery

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

    DO0048, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  39. Access to Information and Open Data

    MD0069, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  40. Electronic Resources for Education

    UA0084, 2018, Public Service Delivery

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

    GT0088, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  42. Online Verification of Education Certificates

    UA0085, 2018, Public Service Delivery

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

    GT0089, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  44. Civil Society Monitoring Plan for Education and Higher Education

    AF0009, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  45. 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

  46. 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

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

    PE0072, 2017, Education

  48. 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

  49. Open Access to Academic Literature

    DE0013, 2017, Education

  50. 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

  51. Open Education Resources

    SK0083, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  52. 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

  53. Enforce Public Licensing

    SK0085, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  54. Make Educational Resources Available in Local Langage

    SK0086, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  55. Ensure Availability of University Textbooks

    SK0087, 2017, Public Service Delivery

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

    SK0088, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  57. 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

  58. Awareness-Raising About Open Education Resources

    SK0090, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  59. 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

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

    TBI0005, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  61. Raise Awareness About Open Access in Academic Community

    SK0098, 2017, Education

  62. Participate in International Coordination on Open Education Reforms

    SK0099, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  63. Technological Platform for Continuous Training of Teachers

    JAL0005, 2017, Education

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

    JAL0006, 2017, Education

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

    SK0108, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  66. e-Participation Through the National Government Portal

    PH0050, 2017, Money in Politics

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

    AR0059, 2017, Money in Politics

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

    AR0060, 2017, Education

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

    AR0061, 2017, Education

  70. Strengthen Care Services Psychopedagogic Cabinets Ministry of Education

    PA0032, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  71. Update the Plan of Civic Education in Schools

    PA0033, 2017, Education

  72. School Open Government

    PA0034, 2017, Education

  73. Map of Infrastructure in Schools

    BUE0005, 2017, Education

  74. Open Contracting

    NG0002, 2017, Open Contracting and Procurement

  75. Anti-Corruption Activity Coordination

    NG0009, 2017, Education

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

    KIG0003, 2017, Education

  77. Strengthening Regional and Youth Participation

    CO0073, 2017, Education

  78. Virtual Window of Public Administration

    BF0009, 2017, Education

  79. Multichannel Platform National Public Offering of Education in Force

    CR0048, 2017, Education

  80. Education in Open Government

    ES0042, 2017, Public Service Delivery

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

    LK0004, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  82. Improvement of Electronic Services

    AZ0038, 2016, Public Service Delivery

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

    CI0006, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  84. Set up Virtual University of Côte D'Ivoire

    CI0007, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  85. Awareness and Cooperation

    AZ0049, 2016, Education

  86. Access and Reuse of Data from the Education System

    IT0026, 2016, Education

  87. Information Educational Center.

    HN0053, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  88. Firenze Open Data

    IT0028, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  89. Citizen Participation and Control in Education

    SV0091, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  90. Network of Digital Animators

    IT0045, 2016, Public Service Delivery

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

    IT0046, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  92. Monitor the Education Reform “La Buona Scuola”

    IT0047, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  93. Becoming Digital Citizens

    IT0056, 2016, Public Service Delivery

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

    EE0047, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  95. Data and Statistics for Greek National Exams

    GR0047, 2016, Education

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

    GR0049, 2016, Education

  97. Open Education

    GR0050, 2016, Open Contracting and Procurement

  98. Public Services at Ministry of Education and Culture

    ID0053, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  99. Public Information Disclosure Through Ministry of Education and Culture

    ID0064, 2016, Education

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

    ID0065, 2016, Education

  101. Public Information Disclosure at Higher Education Institutions

    ID0066, 2016, Education

  102. Open Data and Transparency in Education

    RO0044, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  103. Virtual School Library and Open Educational Resources

    RO0045, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  104. Greater Public Participation in Disseminating Development Information

    ID0079, 2016, Education

  105. Investment in Education

    PY0032, 2016, Education

  106. Organization Information Disclosure Online

    KR0022, 2016, Education

  107. Train Educational Population in Access to Public Information

    GT0064, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  108. Culture of Transparency

    DO0043, 2016, Education

  109. Community Policing System

    UA0067, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  110. National Plan and Broadband Connectivity "Digital Nation"

    GT0072, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  111. Open Data in Education Sector

    MD0064, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  112. Actions for Quality Improving the Educational Process

    GT0084, 2016, Public Service Delivery

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

    UY0062, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  114. Transparency and Open Data Education

    UY0076, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  115. Creation of Innovation Ecosystem

    GE0046, 2016, Public Service Delivery

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

    UY0077, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  117. Inclusion and Continuing Education of People with Disabilities

    UY0078, 2016, Public Service Delivery

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

    UY0079, 2016, Education

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

    UY0080, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  120. Social Monitoring of the National School Feeding Program

    PE0057, 2015, Open Contracting and Procurement

  121. Open University

    AR0024, 2015, Education

  122. Digital Education Resources

    SK0031, 2015, Public Service Delivery

  123. Map Existing Repositories

    SK0032, 2015, Public Service Delivery

  124. Analyze Procurement Process for Education Resources

    SK0033, 2015, Open Contracting and Procurement

  125. Textbook Procurement Process

    SK0034, 2015, Open Contracting and Procurement

  126. Pilot Procurement Process

    SK0035, 2015, Open Contracting and Procurement

  127. Raise Awareness of Education Resources

    SK0036, 2015, Public Service Delivery

  128. 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

  129. Disclosure and Measurement of Teacher Training

    PA0020, 2015, Education

  130. Support Transparency Law - National Institutions

    CO0028, 2015, Education

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

    CO0031, 2015, Education

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

    CO0037, 2015, Public Service Delivery

  133. Technical Assistance to Support and Education Secretariats Country

    CO0038, 2015, Public Service Delivery

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

    CO0044, 2015, Education

  135. Social Map

    CO0048, 2015, Open Contracting and Procurement

  136. Online Procedures - Yes Virtual

    CO0052, 2015, Public Service Delivery

  137. Comprehensive Technical Education Program

    SV0063, 2014, Education

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

    SV0066, 2014, Education

  139. Strategy to Promote Private Investment in the Education System

    SV0071, 2014, Education

  140. Raising Civic Awareness

    LT0010, 2014, Public Service Delivery

  141. Transparency in the Education Sector

    HN0043, 2014, Education

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

    TZ0028, 2014, Education

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

    TT0005, 2014, Education

  144. Open Provision of Public Sector Critical Data Sets

    GR0020, 2014, Open Contracting and Procurement

  145. Improve Quality of Openness in Education Services

    ID0032, 2014, Education

  146. Strategy for Digital Welfare

    DK0043, 2014, Education

  147. 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

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

    UY0023, 2014, Education

  149. Monitoring System Education Centers

    DO0031, 2014, Education

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

    IE0008, 2014, Education

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

    GT0058, 2014, Education

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

    IE0022, 2014, Education

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

    UY0048, 2014, Education

  154. Open Education Resources

    ES0016, 2014, Education

  155. Inclusive Elementary and Secondary Education for Persons with Disabilities

    MK0082, 2014, Education

  156. Civics Curriculum

    SV0038, 2013, Education

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

    BR0039, 2013, Education

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

    BR0040, 2013, Education

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

    BR0041, 2013, Education

  160. National Program for Strengthening School Councils

    BR0042, 2013, Education

  161. Dissemination of Information on Anti-Corruption and Integrity

    HU0005, 2013, Education

  162. The Municipal Sector

    NO0037, 2013, Public Service Delivery

  163. Open Educational Data

    BR0065, 2013, Education

  164. Public School Funding

    ID0014, 2013, Education

  165. Promote Open Education to Increase Awareness and Engagement

    US0050, 2013, Education

  166. Data Higher Education

    MX0054, 2013, Education

  167. Democratization of Grants and Government Support for Education

    MX0056, 2013, Education

  168. Schools Connectivity

    ZA0014, 2013, Education

  169. The Regulation on Ethics in Research and Publishing

    AL0010, 2012, Education

  170. Digitalization of Higher Education Accreditation Process

    AL0011, 2012, Education

  171. U-Gov System

    AL0012, 2012, Education

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

    LT0005, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  173. Financial Module of All Educational Institutions

    AL0023, 2012, Education

  174. Client Service Charters

    TZ0005, 2012, Education

  175. Reports on Tax Exemptions

    TZ0023, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  176. App Store for Digital Learning Resources

    DK0025, 2012, Education

  177. Higher Quality in Education

    CO0003, 2012, Public Service Delivery

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

    DK0028, 2012, Education

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

    KE0006, 2012, Education

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

    MK0022, 2012, Education

  181. Scientific and Research Cooperation Through the Internet.

    MK0023, 2012, Education

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

    MK0024, 2012, Education

  183. Interactive School Development Plan

    BR0024, 2011, Education

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

    BR0025, 2011, Education

  185. Registry of National Education Prices

    BR0027, 2011, Open Contracting and Procurement

  186. Data.Gov: Foster Communities on Data.Gov

    US0022, 2011, Public Service Delivery

  187. Education Subsidies

    ID0002, 2011, Education

  188. Publish List of Subsidy Beneficiaries

    MX0008, 2011, Education

  189. 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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