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Open Parliaments

Sustainable open government reforms require legislative support.  For OGP members, partnering with parliament helps deliver on the open government agenda.

Overview

Lasting and meaningful steps towards open government require the support and buy-in of parliaments.  Parliaments have proven key partners in delivering OGP reforms by taking legislative action, securing financial backing and building cross-party support, among others. They can also play a critical role in providing oversight of OGP commitments.  

To accommodate our growing engagement with legislative institutions, OGP invites parliaments to co-create parliamentary commitments or ‘open parliament chapters’ as part of their action plan.  Commitments that are co-created as part of the OGP action plan will be assessed by the  Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM).

Parliaments have a role to play in a quarter of all OGP commitments.  Open parliament commitments, relating directly to parliamentary institutions themselves, are the second fastest growing area within OGP, with a current total of 145 commitments from more than 55 parliaments.  


Parliaments as Partners for Open Government Reform

At OGP, we want to see more parliaments lead, championing OGP principles, and more parliaments working with civil society to put citizens back at the heart of government.

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Current Commitments


Resources

  1. Parliamentary Engagement Policy Guidance

    Recognizing the benefits of regularizing parliamentary engagement in OGP, the OGP Steering Committee adopted this Policy Guidance to facilitate and…

    2017, Resource, Web Page

  2. Parliaments as Partners for Open Government Reform

    Parliaments can be formidable champions of the principles and values of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and pivotal partners in…

    2018, Document, PDF

  3. Parliaments and the Power of Young People: A Call to Action

    Explore the findings from a recent survey conducted by the OpenGov Youth Collective about how young people perceive parliament and…

    2020, Outbound Link, Web Page

  4. Parliaments and Open Government: Early Lessons from Country Experiences

    This tool pulls together early lessons from the Open Parliament e-Network (OPeN)'s project with the OGP Multi-Donor Trust Fund, which…

    2020, Outbound Link, Web Page

  5. Webinar: Working Towards an Open State

    This webinar was organized by the Open Parliament e-Network (OPeN) for Global Legislative Openness Week (GLOW) 2020. Hear from panelists…

    2020, Outbound Link, Web Page


The Open Parliament eNetwork (OPeN) 

OGP’s parliamentary engagement is driven by a longstanding commitment on the part of leading parliamentary partners that deliver in-country technical assistance.  The Open Parliament eNetwork (OPeN), formally launched in March 2018, supports open parliament initiatives across OGP and beyond.

Members include:


Commitments

  1. Starred commitment Opening Data from the National Congress

    AR0045, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  2. Starred commitment Online Collection of Signatures on Referenda

    LV0024, 2015, Open Parliaments

  3. Starred commitment Ensuring the Free Online Access to National Legislation

    RO0021, 2014, Open Parliaments

  4. Starred commitment Improving the Legislative Framework for Exercising the Right of Access to Information: Amend the Act on the Right of Access to Information

    HR0005, 2012, Open Parliaments

  5. Starred commitment Improving the Practice of Consulting the Interested Public in Procedures of Adopting New Laws: Amend Procedural Rules

    HR0009, 2012, Open Parliaments

  6. Starred commitment Strategy for NGO Development

    BG0002, 2012, Civic Space

  7. Citizen Feedback Portal on Draft Laws

    JAL0008, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  8. Open Parliament

    SL0028, 2019, Gender

  9. CEDAW Implementation

    LK0035, 2019, Political Integrity

  10. Passage of Freedom of Information Law

    PH0062, 2019, Gender

  11. Federalization of the Micaela Law

    AR0091, 2019, Gender

  12. Open Congress Action Plan

    AR0094, 2019, Open Parliaments

  13. Portal for Processing Legislative Documents

    AF0018, 2019, Open Parliaments

  14. Register of Government Decision-Making

    FI0032, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  15. Participatory Budgeting

    NG0015, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  16. Citizen Engagement Legislation

    GE0073, 2018, Open Parliaments

  17. Transparent Public Funding System

    GE0077, 2018, Fiscal Openness

  18. Access to Information Law

    UY0108, 2018, Open Parliaments

  19. Gender Perspective to Access to Information

    UY0109, 2018, Gender

  20. Promoting and Monitoring SDGs

    GE0089, 2018, Open Parliaments

  21. Citizen Involvement in Budget

    GE0090, 2018, Fiscal Openness

  22. Technology for Transparency

    GE0091, 2018, Lobbying

  23. Citizen Engagement Center

    GE0092, 2018, Open Parliaments

  24. Raising Public Awareness About Parliamentary Democracy

    GE0093, 2018, Open Parliaments

  25. Platform for Improved Legislative Data and Information

    ID0106, 2018, Open Parliaments

  26. Make Legislative Information More Accessible

    ID0107, 2018, Open Parliaments

  27. Improving Documentation and Access to Information on Parliamentary Sessions

    ID0108, 2018, Open Parliaments

  28. Formulation of the Open Parliament Indonesia Roadmap

    ID0109, 2018, Open Parliaments

  29. Establishing the Open Parliament Indonesia Institution

    ID0110, 2018, Open Parliaments

  30. Open Data

    LT0024, 2018, Open Parliaments

  31. NGO Database, NGO Fund

    LT0025, 2018, Civic Space

  32. National Assembly Capacity-Building

    MK0139, 2018, Open Parliaments

  33. Increasing the Financial Transparency of the Assembly of RM

    MK0140, 2018, Fiscal Openness

  34. Parliamentary TV Channel

    MK0141, 2018, Open Parliaments

  35. Citizen Participation in Assembly

    MK0142, 2018, Open Parliaments

  36. Legislative Process Evaluation

    LT0029, 2018, Open Parliaments

  37. Citizen oversight of legislative processes

    MK0143, 2018, Open Parliaments

  38. Corporate Transparency

    CA0066, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  39. Healthy Democracy

    CA0069, 2018, Political Integrity

  40. Political Finance Transparency

    HR0028, 2018, Political Integrity

  41. Open Congressional Data

    HN0067, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  42. Protection of Persons Reporting Corruption

    HR0031, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  43. Proactive Publication of Information

    ME0059, 2018, Open Parliaments

  44. Legislative Petition System

    MO0019, 2018, Open Parliaments

  45. Allow Citizens to Comment on Draft Legislation

    MO0020, 2018, Open Parliaments

  46. Improved Business Regulation

    AL0063, 2018, Open Parliaments

  47. Proactively Publication of Legislative Data and Documents

    MO0021, 2018, Open Parliaments

  48. Increase Opportunities for Citizens to Visit the Legislature

    MO0022, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  49. Citizen Consultation on Public Policies

    MO0023, 2018, Open Parliaments

  50. Establishment of a Partnership with Civil Society and Academia

    MO0024, 2018, Open Parliaments

  51. Budget Transparency Law

    MO0012, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  52. Increasing Transparency and Participation in Parliament

    RS0042, 2018, Civic Space

  53. Consulta.Lex

    PT0006, 2018, Open Parliaments

  54. Riigikogu Transparency

    EE0050, 2018, Open Parliaments

  55. Collaboratively Build a Policy Proposal on Creating a Record of Real Owners (Final Beneficiaries - BF) Business

    CL0061, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  56. Open Parliament

    NL0035, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  57. Open Data Framework

    TN0037, 2018, Open Parliaments

  58. Citizen Inclusion in Drafting Legislation

    KG0018, 2018, Open Parliaments

  59. Dialogue Between Legislature and Civil Society

    KG0019, 2018, Open Parliaments

  60. Citizen Monitoring of Parliament

    KG0020, 2018, Open Parliaments

  61. Coordination between Parliament and Local Government

    KG0021, 2018, Open Parliaments

  62. Access to Parliament Building for Citizens

    KG0022, 2018, Open Parliaments

  63. Parliamentary Accountability

    KG0023, 2018, Open Parliaments

  64. Anti-Corruption Framework

    TN0043, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  65. Information about Parliament Activities

    KG0024, 2018, Open Parliaments

  66. Monitoring of National Action Plan

    KG0025, 2018, Open Parliaments

  67. Increase Participation in Legislative Process

    BR0106, 2018, Open Parliaments

  68. Engagement with Parliament

    NZ0012, 2018, Open Parliaments

  69. Human Rights Violations Complaint Mechanism

    JO0062, 2018, Justice

  70. Making New Zealand’S Secondary Legislation Readily Accessible

    NZ0015, 2018, Open Parliaments

  71. Access to Government

    BUE0006, 2018, Justice

  72. Official Information

    NZ0018, 2018, Open Parliaments

  73. Implement Right to Information

    KAD0004, 2018, Open Parliaments

  74. Fiscal Data

    PNG0006, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  75. e-Notice Board

    RS0037, 2018, Open Parliaments

  76. Improving Proactive Transparency – Information Booklet

    RS0038, 2018, Open Parliaments

  77. Access to Information Law

    RS0039, 2018, Open Parliaments

  78. E-Civic Engagement

    RS0041, 2018, Open Parliaments

  79. Open Legislation

    COT0005, 2018, Gender

  80. Public Participation

    KE0021, 2018, Fiscal Openness

  81. National Investment Fund Transparency

    RO0057, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  82. Strengthening the Development Councils as a Mechanism for Citizen Participation.

    PY0038, 2018, Fiscal Openness

  83. Election Finance Transparency

    KG0017, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  84. Financial and Performance Transparency

    SCO0006, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  85. Real-Name Policy System

    KR0038, 2018, Open Parliaments

  86. Participatory Formulation of a National Policy to Simplify Procedures.

    PY0052, 2018, Open Parliaments

  87. Mechanisms of Transparency and Anticorruption

    PY0054, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  88. Public Law Ethics and Integrity

    PY0055, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  89. Installing an Observatory Criminal Justice System. Autonomous Constitutional Bodies

    PY0060, 2018, Open Parliaments

  90. Develop Mechanisms to Improve Monitoring of Legislative Management

    PY0066, 2018, Open Parliaments

  91. Develop Tools to Improve Access to Legislative Information

    PY0067, 2018, Open Parliaments

  92. We Implement Best Practices in Ethics and Legislative Transparency

    PY0068, 2018, Open Parliaments

  93. We Develop Spaces That Facilitate Citizen Participation

    PY0069, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  94. Budget Transparency and Public Procurement

    MD0070, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  95. Law on Processing, Publishing and Enforcing Legislative Documents

    AF0002, 2017, Lobbying

  96. Policy Open Parliament Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica

    CR0054, 2017, Open Parliaments

  97. Citizen Monitoring for the Justice System

    LR0030, 2017, Justice

  98. Developing Efficient Collaborative Legislation Mechanisms.

    MAD0005, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  99. Open Budget Index and Budget Reform Bill

    PH0051, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  100. Financial Transparency

    SCO0001, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  101. Public Participation in Decision-Making

    LV0028, 2017, Open Parliaments

  102. Annual Work Plan of the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs to Include a Transparent and Accountable Process to Implement Selected Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Concluding Observations.

    LK0012, 2016, Gender

  103. CEDAW Implementation – Accountability

    LK0013, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  104. CEDAW – Inclusion

    LK0014, 2016, Gender

  105. Strengthening Women Participation in the Political Decision Making Process at the Local Level

    LK0015, 2016, Political Integrity

  106. Corruption and Money Laundering

    LK0019, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  107. Campaign Finance

    LK0020, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  108. Transparent Milan: Public Registry of Elected and Appointed Representatives

    IT0034, 2016, Open Parliaments

  109. More Open and Transparent Law-Making

    EE0043, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  110. Institutionalizing the Alliance for Open Government in Chile by Creating the Executive Secretariat of Open Government for the Design, Implementation and Monitoring of Action Plans

    CL0050, 2016, Open Parliaments

  111. Promoting Open Parliament Principles

    RO0032, 2016, Open Parliaments

  112. Enhance Transparency in the Legislative Process

    KE0012, 2016, Open Parliaments

  113. Draft Law on Public Consultations

    UA0068, 2016, Open Parliaments

  114. Revision of Article 81 of the Asemblea

    PA0012, 2015, Fiscal Openness

  115. Map Legislative Environments

    SK0050, 2015, Open Parliaments

  116. Portal Drafting Legislature and Development of Planning Documents

    LV0019, 2015, Open Parliaments

  117. Public Decision-Making Transparency

    LT0013, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  118. Improving Transparency of Information on Members of Parliament and Their Work

    HR0018, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  119. Web Tool for Submission of Collective Memoranda

    EE0025, 2014, Open Parliaments

  120. Tracking Changes on Bills (From Submission to Voting by Plenum)

    GR0025, 2014, Open Parliaments

  121. Usability and Functionality Improvements of the ‘Parliamentary Transparency’ Section of the Hellenic Parliament Website

    GR0026, 2014, Open Parliaments

  122. Improvement of the Hellenic Parliament Website and Implementation of New Standards-Technologies

    GR0027, 2014, Open Parliaments

  123. Provision of Historical Parliamentary Documents to the Public

    GR0028, 2014, Open Parliaments

  124. Enhancement of Social Media Policy in the Hellenic Parliament

    GR0029, 2014, Open Parliaments

  125. Improve Public Participation in House of Representative and Regional Representative Council

    ID0041, 2014, Open Parliaments

  126. Ensuring Open, Transparent, Participatory and Accountable Process of State Policies and Legislative Reforms

    AM0022, 2014, Open Parliaments

  127. Public Awareness on the Lawmaking Activity of State Governance Bodies

    AM0023, 2014, Open Parliaments

  128. Legislative Openness

    UK0051, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  129. Publication of Draft Legislation

    UK0059, 2013, Open Parliaments

  130. Open House of Representatives

    NL0003, 2013, Open Parliaments

  131. Revamp the Legislative Calendar

    NL0005, 2013, Open Parliaments

  132. More Online Consultation

    NL0006, 2013, Open Parliaments

  133. More Transparency in Decision-Making Through Volgdewet.Nl Legislation-Tracking Website

    NL0007, 2013, Open Parliaments

  134. Promote Open Data in Public Institutions

    CR0016, 2013, Justice

  135. e-Acts

    AL0002, 2012, Open Parliaments

  136. e-Parliament

    AL0003, 2012, Open Parliaments

  137. Promotion of Public Participation in Public Administration Processes

    LT0004, 2012, Open Parliaments

  138. Overview of Ministries’ Work Processes

    EE0008, 2012, Open Parliaments

  139. Bills on Citizen Participation: Communal Plebiscites

    CL0017, 2012, Open Parliaments

  140. Bills on Citizen Participation: Citizens' Initiative

    CL0018, 2012, Open Parliaments

  141. Legislative Principles for the Digital Age

    DK0023, 2012, Open Parliaments

  142. The Public Procurement Electronic System (SEAP). the Electronic Allocation System for Transports (SAET)/B.1 C) Expanding the On-Line Submission of Fiscal Forms. Ensuring the Free On-Line Access to National Legislation. Developing Electronic Tools to Manage Subpoenas and Facilitate Access Toinformation Regarding Legal Proceedings. Developing Electronic Tools to Manage the Procedures Related to Obtaining the Romanian Citizenship. Developing Electronic Tools to Manage the Procedures Related to the Creation of Non-Profit Legal Persons. the Integrated System for Electronic Access to Justice (SIIAEJ)

    RO0018, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  143. Legal Information Service (E-Legal)

    PY0009, 2012, Justice

  144. Legislative Acts Impact Assessment

    BG0010, 2012, Open Parliaments

  145. Regulatory Information System of the Dominican State

    DO0002, 2012, Open Parliaments

  146. Legal Framework, Administrative Procedures and Window Systems

    DO0011, 2012, Open Parliaments

  147. Platform for Participating in the Legislative Process

    GE0006, 2012, Open Parliaments

  148. Trade Union Law

    LV0003, 2012, Civic Space

  149. Reader-Friendly Versions of Legislation

    AZ0007, 2012, Open Parliaments

  150. Supreme Plenum

    PE0018, 2012, Open Parliaments

  151. Reports on Annual Budget Implementation

    AZ0027, 2012, Fiscal Openness

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