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Marginalized Communities

OGP members have opened up new conversations with marginalized and under-represented communities leading to improved health and education outcomes.

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Despite the progress the world has seen over the past 30 years, one third of the global population continues to live in extreme poverty, and communities everywhere struggle with deeply-rooted systems of discrimation, including economic, political, social, and cultural beliefs, norms, and laws.

OGP members have made more than 200 commitments to engage with marginalized or under-represented communities. These commitments focus on how to better understand their unique needs and remove barriers to information and services. 

Progress in ending extreme poverty and improving lives through access to better health, education, jobs, and opportunities are only possible and sustainable if they include everyone.


Break the Roles

In 2019, OGP launched Break the Roles, a campaign asking all of us to strengthen the gender perspectives in our commitments and increase women’s voices across open government.


  • Advance the implementation of disaggregated data. The government of Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya uses disaggregated data to ensure equitable delivery of public services. 
  • Participate in system assessments to protect the rights of the under-represented.  Prior to finalizing their action plan, Canada conducted a GBA+ review of all draft commitments to ensure the full plan took into consideration the needs of all equity-seeking groups.
  • Ensure OGP processes are more inclusive by inviting under-represented communities and civil society groups working on equality and human rights to the table.  Through OGP, Costa Rica worked to include the voices of reformers and indigenous leaders by presenting information in local languages and requiring all government agencies to engage in meaningful dialogue. This led to new schools, housing, and healthcare services. 
  • Design commitments that advance the priorities of under-represented groups. In the United States, Austin, Texas formed the Equity Action Team (EAT) – a collaboration of 25 city departments and 43 civil society organizations – to discuss, develop and test a new equity assessment tool designed to incorporate citizen feedback in budget decisions. To better integrate refugees, Germany launched a competition to encourage local governments, the private sector, and citizens to build public understanding and trust.


  1. Actions for a More Inclusive Open Government Partnership

    Opening up government is an underexplored method for accelerating gender equality and closing critical gaps in information, access, and participation.

    2019, , Web Page

  2. New Commitments, New Approaches: 2018 – 2020 Action Plans

    This publication highlights notable commitments from the 2018-2020 action plans in five emerging policy areas within the OGP community and…

    2019, Resource, Web Page

  3. Star Reforms in the Open Government Partnership (Second Edition, 2018)

    This guide showcases a selection of twelve commitments from action plans that the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) awarded “star” status…

    2018, Research Product, Web Page


  1. Starred commitment Equity Assessment Tool

    AUS0002, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  2. Starred commitment Comprehensive Portal Providing Information and Channel Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the City of Buenos Aires.

    BUE0004, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  3. Starred commitment AIP Law and Principles of Open Government

    PY0025, 2016, Marginalized Communities

  4. Starred commitment Access to Information for People with Disabilities

    CO0033, 2015, Marginalized Communities

  5. Starred commitment Historical Memory of the Internal Armed Conflict

    CO0054, 2015, Marginalized Communities

  6. Starred commitment Hold Referenda Arising from the Recommendations of the Constitutional Convention

    IE0010, 2014, Gender

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

    DK0026, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  8. Create specific budget line for purchase of contraceptive products

    CI0033, 2020, Public Service Delivery

  9. Increase number of days operating school canteens

    CI0035, 2020, Public Service Delivery

  10. Implement citizen assessment process to improve public service delivery

    AL0069, 2020, Public Service Delivery

  11. Establish directorate to improve citizens' access to legal aid

    AL0070, 2020, Public Service Delivery

  12. Implement e-government system adopting Open Contracting Data Standard

    KE0025, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  13. Publish open data to spur innovation in public service delivery and development

    KE0026, 2020, Digital Governance

  14. Increase efforts to promote public participation in the legislative process

    KE0027, 2020, Fiscal Openness

  15. Implement legislation to increase access to justice

    KE0030, 2020, Justice

  16. Increase youth involvement in decision-making processes

    RO0067, 2020, Marginalized Communities

  17. Improving access to social services for vulnerable citizens

    RO0069, 2020, Public Service Delivery

  18. Promote rights of citizens belonging to national minorities

    RO0073, 2020, Civic Space

  19. Develop electronic system for reporting violence against children

    RS0049, 2020, Marginalized Communities

  20. Transformative Fiscal Transparency

    ZA0025, 2020, Fiscal Openness

  21. Provide professional training and materials for women in rural communities

    ES0060, 2020, Gender

  22. Increase participation of Roma People in health policy

    ES0072, 2020, Public Service Delivery

  23. Publish open data to promote gender equality policies

    ES0096, 2020, Gender

  24. Improve transparency and accessiblity of open government website

    ES0101, 2020, Marginalized Communities

  25. Promote youth participation in designing public policies

    ES0110, 2020, Marginalized Communities

  26. Ensure greater accessibility in participating in public decisions

    ES0115, 2020, Marginalized Communities

  27. Improve youth participation in Aragón

    ES0116, 2020, Marginalized Communities

  28. Encourage participation of children and teens in Navarra

    ES0123, 2020, Marginalized Communities

  29. Promote commitment of youth in citizen participation

    ES0144, 2020, Fiscal Openness

  30. Digital accessibility for persons with disabilities

    UA0096, 2020, Marginalized Communities

  31. Increasing youth participation in policy

    UA0097, 2020, Marginalized Communities

  32. Publish gender-disaggregated open data

    UA0100, 2020, Gender

  33. Publish budget information online

    LR0038, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  34. Make legislative process more transparent and participatory

    LR0043, 2020, Marginalized Communities

  35. Implement transparent SGBV roadmap

    LR0045, 2020, Gender

  36. Increase youth engagement in national policy

    LR0046, 2020, Marginalized Communities

  37. Monitor fulfillment of commitments

    LR0047, 2020, Marginalized Communities

  38. Increase public service access for marginalized groups

    ID0115, 2020, Public Service Delivery

  39. Accessibility for persons with disabilities in judicial process

    ID0116, 2020, Public Service Delivery

  40. Provide legal aid to vulnerable groups

    ID0119, 2020, Public Service Delivery

  41. Ensure access to legal aid information

    ID0120, 2020, Justice

  42. Make social welfare data more transparent

    ID0121, 2020, Public Service Delivery

  43. Create digital platform for female health services

    ID0124, 2020, Public Service Delivery

  44. Issue decrees to establish Participatory Budget

    CI0026, 2020, Fiscal Openness

  45. Expand Access to Health Insurance

    PE0089, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  46. Improve Citizen Access to Socio-Economic Classifications

    PE0096, 2019, Marginalized Communities

  47. Multilingual Call Operators for Police Services

    PE0097, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  48. Oversight Body for Social Services Claims

    DK0069, 2019, Justice

  49. Expanding Community-Based Justice Services

    SL0022, 2019, Justice

  50. Create Youth Strategy

    DE0018, 2019, Marginalized Communities

  51. Increase Use of RTI

    LK0026, 2019, Marginalized Communities

  52. Improve Implementation of Right to Access to Information

    SL0026, 2019, Gender

  53. Advancing Gender Equality

    SL0027, 2019, Gender

  54. Campaign Against Youth Drug Use

    LK0028, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  55. Open Parliament

    SL0028, 2019, Gender

  56. Inclusion in Court Contracting

    AUS0007, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  57. Open Data

    LK0029, 2019, Marginalized Communities

  58. Participation for Persons with Disabilities

    LK0031, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  59. Disability Rights Bill

    LK0032, 2019, Marginalized Communities

  60. CEDAW Implementation

    LK0035, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  61. Implementing UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in a Participatory Manner

    LK0038, 2019, Marginalized Communities

  62. Open Official Statistics

    BA0004, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  63. Increase Public Legal Knowledge

    MN0040, 2019, Justice

  64. Register of Beneficial Owners

    IT0059, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  65. Simplification, Performance, and Equal Opportunities

    IT0064, 2019, Marginalized Communities

  66. Citizen Participation in Local Government

    PH0056, 2019, Civic Space

  67. Digital Citizenship and Skills

    IT0066, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  68. Participation in Local Tourism Development

    PH0057, 2019, Gender

  69. Basic Education Inputs Program

    PH0058, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  70. Co-creation of an Open Data Portal for Anti-Corruption

    JAL0012, 2019, Marginalized Communities

  71. Open Data Portal

    PH0059, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  72. Implement EITI

    PH0061, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  73. Passage of Freedom of Information Law

    PH0062, 2019, Gender

  74. Labor Inclusivity and Dispute Resolution

    PH0063, 2019, Gender

  75. Participatory Children's Health and Nutrition Program

    PH0064, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  76. Indigenous Representation in Local Legislative Councils

    PH0065, 2019, Gender

  77. Open Contracting Data Publication

    PH0066, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  78. Implementation of the Access to Information Act

    SYC0002, 2019, Marginalized Communities

  79. Interactive Map for Information about Indigenous People

    AR0080, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  80. Public Information on Human Trafficking

    AR0084, 2019, Justice

  81. Federalization of the Micaela Law

    AR0091, 2019, Gender

  82. Gender Disaggregated Employment Data

    AR0092, 2019, Gender

  83. Systematize Information About Sexual and Reproductive Health Policies

    AR0093, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  84. Revise Law on Recruitment and Authority of Attorneys General

    AF0014, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  85. Establish Anti-Corruption Commission

    AF0016, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  86. Improving Understandability and Inclusion of Government Information

    FI0030, 2019, Marginalized Communities

  87. Women's Empowerment Plan

    AF0030, 2019, Gender

  88. Solidarity Factory

    PAR0006, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  89. Establishment of Women Grand Council

    AF0031, 2019, Gender

  90. Implement Open Contracting and the Open Contracting Data Standard

    NG0016, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  91. Implement EITI Standard

    NG0019, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  92. Implement Permanent Dialogue Mechanism

    NG0025, 2019, Gender

  93. Enhance Participation of the Vulnerable

    NG0028, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  94. Platform for Protecting Human Rights Defenders

    LU0006, 2019, Civic Space

  95. Monitoring of comprehensive sexual education program

    AR0095, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  96. Access to Justice for Vulnerable People

    BF0020, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  97. Socio-Economic Empowerment for Women and Youth

    BF0021, 2019, Gender

  98. Increase Women's Representation in Decision-Making

    BF0022, 2019, Gender

  99. Plan to Eradicate Violence Against Women

    EC0007, 2019, Gender

  100. Citizen Oversight of Social Program Spending

    MX0075, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  101. Citizen Participation in Sustainable Rural Development

    MX0076, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  102. Transparent Education Data

    MX0077, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  103. Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Youth

    MX0078, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  104. Transparency to Promote Labor Inclusion

    MX0079, 2019, Gender

  105. Open Platform for Public Security Information

    MX0080, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  106. Technology Rights and Privacy

    MX0081, 2019, Civic Space

  107. Strengthen Public Care Services

    MX0082, 2019, Gender

  108. Transparency of Forestry, Water, and Fishing Management

    MX0084, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  109. Subnational Open Government Strategy

    MX0087, 2019, Gender

  110. Public Engagement in Policymaking

    LV0044, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  111. Inclusive and Participatory Rural Development

    CR0062, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  112. Improved Public Services

    GE0066, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  113. Implementation of the National Water Plan

    UY0099, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  114. Observatory on Gender-Based Violence Against Women

    UY0102, 2018, Fiscal Openness

  115. Gender-Based Violence Open Data

    UY0103, 2018, Gender

  116. Human Trafficking Prevention

    UY0104, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  117. Gender Perspective to Access to Information

    UY0109, 2018, Gender

  118. Participation for Disabled Individuals

    GE0083, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  119. Student Participation

    UY0116, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  120. Open Government Culture

    UY0117, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  121. National Dance Plan

    UY0118, 2018, Gender

  122. Awareness-Raising About Access to Information Rights

    MK0121, 2018, Gender

  123. Mapping Homeless and Socially Endangered Families and Individuals

    MK0123, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  124. Gender and Youth Perspective in Rural Areas

    UY0122, 2018, Gender

  125. Observatory for Equality and Non-Discrimination

    UY0123, 2018, Gender

  126. Improve Diversity in Government

    UY0124, 2018, Marginalized Communities

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

    UY0125, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  128. Health Sector Transparency and Establish a Cost Impact Assessment Mechanism

    MK0128, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  129. Employment Program Transparency and Impact Assessment Mechanism

    MK0129, 2018, Fiscal Openness

  130. National Plan for Persons with Disabilities

    UY0127, 2018, Justice

  131. Inclusive Local Decision-Making

    MK0134, 2018, Gender

  132. Improving Access to Justice for Marginalized Groups of Citizens

    MK0137, 2018, Justice

  133. Financial Transparency and Accountability

    CA0065, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  134. Draft Law on Non-Discrimination

    SV0095, 2018, Justice

  135. Healthy Democracy

    CA0069, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  136. Civic Electoral Education

    HN0064, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  137. Access to Information

    CA0070, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  138. Feminist and Inclusive Dialogue

    CA0071, 2018, Gender

  139. Reconciliation and Open Government

    CA0072, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  140. Open Government Community

    CA0073, 2018, Gender

  141. ISO 9001 Certification

    HN0068, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  142. Women in Public Works Projects

    HN0070, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  143. Education Sector Transparency

    HN0075, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  144. Increase Opportunities for Citizens to Visit the Legislature

    MO0022, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  145. Integration of Maltese Islands

    MT0014, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  146. Strengthening Commission for Domestic Violence

    MT0017, 2018, Gender

  147. Gender Equality

    BUE0008, 2018, Fiscal Openness

  148. Access to Information

    COT0001, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  149. Public Monitoring of Infrastructure

    COT0002, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  150. Transparency in Public Procurement

    COT0003, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  151. Open Legislation

    COT0005, 2018, Gender

  152. Transparent Public Procurement

    ELG0005, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  153. Expand Opportunities for Civic Participation

    ELG0006, 2018, Fiscal Openness

  154. Public Healthcare Service Delivery

    ELG0007, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  155. Youth Empowerment

    ELG0009, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  156. Capacity Building for Inclusive Care Services

    CL0055, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  157. Local Digital Democracy

    NL0028, 2018, Gender

  158. Citizen Feedback Portal

    KAD0005, 2018, Gender

  159. Youth Participation

    TN0045, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  160. Decide Freedom - Improving Civic Involvement

    LAL0005, 2018, Fiscal Openness

  161. Improving Accountability of Regional Government

    LAL0006, 2018, Gender

  162. Youth Parliament

    NZ0013, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  163. Reducing the Digital Divide Literacy

    LAL0008, 2018, Gender

  164. Fostering National Dialogue to Achieve Political Reform

    JO0061, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  165. Transferring the Experiences of Civic Participation to Municipalities of Freedom

    LAL0009, 2018, Gender

  166. Tracking Anemia and Child Malnutrition

    LAL0010, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  167. Informal Economy Participants

    PNG0004, 2018, Gender

  168. Youth Participation

    RO0051, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  169. Open Contracting

    KE0019, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  170. Access to Social Services

    RO0061, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  171. Transparency and Participation in Health Data

    ID0093, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  172. Financial and Performance Transparency

    SCO0006, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  173. Accountability to Indigenous Peoples

    PY0035, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  174. Open Policy Making and Participation in Service Delivery

    SCO0007, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  175. Public Consultation Reform

    ID0100, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  176. Socialization of Social Services Areas of Health and Education

    PY0036, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  177. Transparency and Participation

    SCO0010, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  178. Strengthen Citizen Participation in Programs to Combat Poverty

    PY0039, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  179. Exploring Medical Assistance Program

    AM0043, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  180. Active Participation of Children and Adolescents Organized

    PY0047, 2018, Civic Space

  181. Access Right to the Identity of People, Giving Priority to Vulnerable Groups.

    PY0050, 2018, Justice

  182. Let Citizens Program

    PY0053, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  183. Digital Literacy

    SEO0006, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  184. Smart Cities Youth Start Ups

    SEO0007, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  185. Environmental Information

    PY0058, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  186. Protagonists Young

    PY0064, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  187. Strengthening Youth Councils to Promote Transparency

    DO0051, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  188. Justice Program

    PY0065, 2018, Justice

  189. We Develop Spaces That Facilitate Citizen Participation

    PY0069, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  190. Improve Public Service Practice

    AU0019, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  191. Promote the Second Phase of the Adaptation Strategy Climate, Through the Model Climate Adaptation (MAC), Participatory and Publishing Open Data.

    GT0086, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  192. Access to Information and Open Data

    MD0069, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  193. Strengthen Interagency Coordination and Promote Transparency and Citizen Participation in the Security Sector.

    GT0090, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  194. Promotion and Dissemination of Progress on the Implementation of the Competitiveness and Dignified Employment Policy

    GT0096, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  195. Participatory Update of the Social Development and Population Policy

    GT0100, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  196. Increase Ease of Doing Business

    CV0001, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  197. Re-Qualification, Rehabilitation, and Accessibility Program

    CV0002, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  198. Strengthening Transparency in the Electoral Process.

    GT0104, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  199. Actions to Design and Develop a Computer Tool

    GT0108, 2018, Gender

  200. Courts to Address Violence Against Women

    AF0003, 2017, Gender

  201. Public-Police Partnership Councils

    AF0004, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  202. Training for Women of Political Parties

    CR0055, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  203. Tools and Mechanisms to Promote and Advocacy of Population Lgtbi

    CR0056, 2017, Gender

  204. Protection Policy for Women Under Conflict and Emergency Situations

    AF0008, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  205. Government Call Centers

    IL0026, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  206. Remotely Accessing Government Services

    IL0033, 2017, Justice

  207. 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

  208. Citizen Participation in Environmental Policy and Urban Development

    DE0008, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  209. 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

  210. Knowledge Network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People

    DE0010, 2017, Gender

  211. Share of Women and Men in Leadership Positions, Private and Private Sectors

    DE0012, 2017, Gender

  212. Strengthen Existing Systems on Trafficking to Improve Care for Victims

    PE0083, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  213. Make Educational Resources Available in Local Langage

    SK0086, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  214. Ending Homelessness

    AUS0001, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  215. Data Revolution

    BOJ0001, 2017, Gender

  216. Reducing the Wage Gap Between Men and Women in the State of Jalisco

    JAL0002, 2017, Gender

  217. State Register of Skills for People with Disabilities

    JAL0003, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  218. Technological Platform for Continuous Training of Teachers

    JAL0005, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  219. Opening Information Gender Equity in Science and Technology for Influencing Public Politics

    AR0044, 2017, Gender

  220. Monitoring of the National Action Plan for the Prevention, Assistance and Eradication of Violence Against Women 2017-2019

    AR0049, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  221. Participatory Development of a National Plan for Equal Opportunities

    AR0057, 2017, Public Service Delivery

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

    AR0059, 2017, Anti-Corruption

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

    AR0060, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  224. Citizen Participation in the Cycle of Cultural Policies Home Programs History and Culture of the Bicentennial

    AR0062, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  225. Perceptions and Representations of People with Disabilities on Service Institutions

    AR0063, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  226. Young Guide

    AR0065, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  227. Supporting Everyone’s Possibility to Participate.

    FI0023, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  228. Civil Society National Strategy

    DK0058, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  229. A More Inclusive Participatory Budget

    PAR0001, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  230. Permanent Dialogue Mechanism

    NG0012, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  231. Technology-Based Citizens' Feedback

    NG0014, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  232. Territorializing Guidelines Sexual Violence Prevention in Women and Girls

    CO0057, 2017, Gender

  233. Deliver a Fairer Scotland

    SCO0003, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  234. Participatory Budgeting (Also Known as Community Choices in Scotland)

    SCO0004, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  235. Increasing Participation

    SCO0005, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  236. Public Service - Sanitation

    SEK0002, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  237. Participation of Children, Adolescents (NNA) and Communities for Transparency in the Management of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare

    CO0067, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  238. Promoting Access to Information Through Citizen Services in the Deployment of the Integrated Police Transparency Policy

    CO0068, 2017, Public Service Delivery

  239. Strengthening Regional and Youth Participation