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Marginalized Communities

OGP has helped several countries open up new conversations with marginalized communities leading to improve health and education outcomes.


Costa Rica: Our Voice Must Be Heard

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Break the Roles

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

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. When women and girls are absent from open government, so is the information, knowledge, and skills that limit the potential of ambitious reforms impacting daily lives.

Introduction and Overview

Despite the human development 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 inclusive growth challenges.

These are individuals and families facing systemic economic, political, social, and cultural barriers, many of them embedded in local laws and norms.

OGP countries continue to prioritize marginalized communities. In addition to commitments focused on better understanding their unique needs and removing barriers to information, they are also helping them play a more active role in developing solutions.


  1. Actions for a More Inclusive Open Government Partnership

    Version en español » “We value public participation of all people, equally and without discrimination, in decision making and policy…

    2019, Page, Web Page

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

    by Peter Tuths In 2011, government leaders and civil society advocates came together to create a unique partnership - one…

    2019, Documents, Web Page

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

    As a voluntary partnership emphasizing collaboration, OGP puts its trust in the power of ideas. Governments are encouraged to adopt…

    2018, Documents, Web Page


  1. Increase use of RTI

    LK0026, 2019, E-Government

  2. Campaign against youth drug use

    LK0028, 2019, Education

  3. open data

    LK0029, 2019, E-Government

  4. Participation for persons with disabilities

    LK0031, 2019, Land & Spatial Planning

  5. Disability rights bill

    LK0032, 2019, Legislation & Regulation

  6. CEDAW implementation

    LK0035, 2019, Capacity Building

  7. implementing UN convention on the rights of the child in a participatory manner

    LK0038, 2019, Legislation & Regulation

  8. Inclusion in Court Contracting

    AUS0007, 2019, Infrastructure & Transport

  9. Simplification, Performance, and Equal Opportunities

    IT0064, 2019, E-Government

  10. Digital Citizenship and Skills

    IT0066, 2019, Capacity Building

  11. improved public services

    GE0066, 2018, Capacity Building

  12. Implementation of the National Water Plan

    UY0099, 2018, E-Government

  13. Observatory on gender-based violence against women

    UY0102, 2018, E-Government

  14. gender-based violence open data

    UY0103, 2018, E-Government

  15. human trafficking prevention

    UY0104, 2018, Capacity Building

  16. Gender perspective to access to information

    UY0109, 2018, Capacity Building

  17. participation for disabled individuals

    GE0083, 2018, Infrastructure & Transport

  18. student participation

    UY0116, 2018, Capacity Building

  19. Open government culture

    UY0117, 2018, Capacity Building

  20. National Dance Plan

    UY0118, 2018, Gender

  21. Awareness-raising about Access to Information Rights

    MK0121, 2018, Capacity Building

  22. Mapping homeless and socially endangered families and individuals

    MK0123, 2018, E-Government

  23. Gender and youth perspective in rural areas

    UY0122, 2018, Gender

  24. Observatory for equality and non-discrimination

    UY0123, 2018, Gender

  25. Improve diversity in government

    UY0124, 2018, E-Government

  26. Indicators of welfare and economic, social and cultural rights

    UY0125, 2018, Capacity Building

  27. Health Sector Transparency and establish a cost impact assessment mechanism

    MK0128, 2018, Capacity Building

  28. Employment program transparency and impact assessment mechanism

    MK0129, 2018, Capacity Building

  29. National plan for persons with disabilities

    UY0127, 2018, Justice

  30. Inclusive local decision-making

    MK0134, 2018, Gender

  31. Improving access to justice for marginalized groups of citizens

    MK0137, 2018, Capacity Building

  32. Financial transparency and accountability

    CA0065, 2018, E-Government

  33. Anteproyecto de Ley de No Discriminación

    SV0095, 2018, Human Rights

  34. Healthy democracy

    CA0069, 2018, Civic Space

  35. Civic electoral education

    HN0064, 2018, Capacity Building

  36. Access to Information

    CA0070, 2018, Capacity Building

  37. Feminist and inclusive dialogue

    CA0071, 2018, Capacity Building

  38. Reconciliation and open government

    CA0072, 2018, Capacity Building

  39. Open government community

    CA0073, 2018, Capacity Building

  40. ISO 9001 certification

    HN0068, 2018, E-Government

  41. Transparent public procurement

    ELG0005, 2018, Capacity Building

  42. Expand opportunities for civic participation

    ELG0006, 2018, Capacity Building

  43. women in public works projects

    HN0070, 2018, E-Government

  44. Public healthcare service delivery

    ELG0007, 2018, E-Government

  45. Youth empowerment

    ELG0009, 2018, Capacity Building

  46. Education sector transparency

    HN0075, 2018, Capacity Building

  47. Integration of Maltese Islands

    MT0014, 2018, Capacity Building

  48. Fortalecimiento de capacidades en servicios para atención inclusiva

    CL0055, 2018, Capacity Building

  49. local digital democracy

    NL0028, 2018, E-Government

  50. youth participation

    TN0045, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  51. Youth Parliament

    NZ0013, 2018, Capacity Building

  52. Fostering national dialogue to achieve political reform

    JO0061, 2018, Capacity Building

  53. Informal Economy Participants

    PNG0004, 2018, Capacity Building

  54. gender equality

    BUE0008, 2018, Capacity Building

  55. Citizen feedback portal

    KAD0005, 2018, E-Government

  56. Public Monitorig of Infrastructure

    COT0002, 2018, Capacity Building

  57. youth participation

    RO0051, 2018, Capacity Building

  58. Open Contracting

    KE0019, 2018, Capacity Building

  59. access to social services

    RO0061, 2018, E-Government

  60. Transparency and Participation in Health Data

    ID0093, 2018, E-Government

  61. Rendición de Cuentas a Pueblos Indígenas

    PY0035, 2018, Audits and Controls

  62. Public Consultation Reform

    ID0100, 2018, Capacity Building

  63. Socialización de los Servicios Sociales áreas de Salud y Educación

    PY0036, 2018, Capacity Building

  64. Fortalecer la participación ciudadana en los programas de lucha contra la pobreza

    PY0039, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  65. exploring medical assistance program

    AM0043, 2018, E-Government

  66. Participación protagónica de niños, niñas y adolescentes organizados

    PY0047, 2018, Capacity Building

  67. Financial and performance transparency

    SCO0006, 2018, Fiscal Transparency

  68. open policy making and participation in service delivery

    SCO0007, 2018, Capacity Building


    LAL0005, 2018, Capacity Building

  70. Acceso al derecho a la identidad de las personas, con prioridad en grupos vulnerables.

    PY0050, 2018, Marginalized Communities


    LAL0006, 2018, E-Government

  72. transparency and participation

    SCO0010, 2018, Citizenship and Immigration


    LAL0008, 2018, Capacity Building

  74. Programa Seamos Ciudadanos

    PY0053, 2018, E-Government


    LAL0009, 2018, Capacity Building


    LAL0010, 2018, Capacity Building

  77. Información Ambiental

    PY0058, 2018, Capacity Building

  78. Jóvenes Protagonistas

    PY0064, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  79. Fortalecimiento de los Consejos de Jóvenes para la promoción de la transparencia

    DO0051, 2018, Audits and Controls

  80. Diálogo con la ciudadanía

    PY0068, 2018, Judiciary

  81. digital literacy

    SEO0006, 2018, Capacity Building

  82. smart cities youth start ups

    SEO0007, 2018, E-Government

  83. Desarrollaremos espacios que faciliten la participación ciudadana

    PY0072, 2018, Audits and Controls

  84. Improve Public Service Practice

    AU0019, 2018, Capacity Building

  85. Impulsar la segunda fase de la Estrategia de Adaptación Climática, a través del Modelo de Adaptación Climática (MAC), participativa y su publicación en datos abiertos.

    GT0086, 2018, Capacity Building

  86. access to information and open data

    MD0069, 2018, Capacity Building

  87. Fortalecer la coordinación interinstitucional y fomentar la transparencia y la participación ciudadana en el sector seguridad.

    GT0090, 2018, Gender

  88. Promoción y divulgación de avances sobre la implementación de la Política de Competitividad y de la Política de Empleo Digno.

    GT0096, 2018, Capacity Building

  89. Actualización participativa de la Política de Desarrollo Social y Població

    GT0100, 2018, Legislation & Regulation

  90. Increase Ease of doing business

    CV0001, 2018, E-Government

  91. Re-qualification, Rehabilitation, and Accessibility Program

    CV0002, 2018, Health

  92. Fortalecimiento de la transparencia en el proceso electoral.

    GT0104, 2018, Audits and Controls

  93. Acciones para diseñar y desarrollar una herramienta informática que permita a las instituciones públicas proveer información de los beneficiarios de los bienes y servicios públicos, a través de la apertura de la meta física “personas”, con características de sexo, edad y etnia.

    GT0108, 2018, E-Government

  94. Public-Police Partnership Councils

    AF0004, 2017, Capacity Building


    CR0056, 2017, Gender

  96. Government call centers

    IL0026, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  97. Remotely accessing government services

    IL0033, 2017, Capacity Building

  98. Mejorar las capacidades de los y las docentes en el uso pedagógico de materiales educativos EIB en las diversas lenguas originarias y su elaboración pertinente para todos los niveles y lenguas, con participación de los padres de familia de las comunidades indígenas.

    PE0070, 2017, Capacity Building

  99. Citizen Participation in Environmental Policy and Urban Development

    DE0008, 2017, Capacity Building

  100. Promover el mejoramiento de las condiciones en las cuales se prestan los servicios educativos específicos para la población del ámbito rural (Secundaria en Alternancia, Secundaria con Residencia Estudiantil y Secundaria Tutorial), a través de alianzas con la sociedad civil.

    PE0073, 2017, Education

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

    DE0010, 2017, E-Government

  102. Fortalecer los sistemas existentes sobre trata para mejorar la atención a la víctimas

    PE0083, 2017, Capacity Building

  103. make educational resources available in local langage

    SK0086, 2017, Education

  104. Introduction of civic control and accessibility mechanisms for municipal services

    TBI0005, 2017, Capacity Building

  105. Reducción de la brecha salarial entre hombres y mujeres en el estado de jalisco

    JAL0002, 2017, E-Government

  106. Padrón estatal de habilidades para personas con discapacidad

    JAL0003, 2017, Labor

  107. Plataforma tecnológica para la formación continua de docentes

    JAL0005, 2017, Capacity Building

  108. Apertura de espacios de debate y capacitación sobre el proceso electoral en Argentina

    AR0059, 2017, Education

  109. Consulta ciudadana para la generación de datos estadísticos sobre educación

    AR0060, 2017, Capacity Building

  110. Participación ciudadana en el ciclo de las políticas culturales del Programa Casas de la Historia y la Cultura del Bicentenario

    AR0062, 2017, E-Government

  111. Percepciones y representaciones de personas con discapacidad sobre las instituciones prestadoras de servicios

    AR0063, 2017, Capacity Building

  112. Guía Joven

    AR0065, 2017, E-Government

  113. Supporting everyone’s possibility to participate.

    FI0023, 2017, E-Government

  114. Starred commitment Portal integral de provisión de información y canal de reporte sobre servicios de salud sexual y reproductiva en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.

    BUE0004, 2017, E-Government

  115. Civil Society National Strategy

    DK0058, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  116. Permanent Dialogue Mechanism

    NG0012, 2017, Fiscal Transparency

  117. Technology-Based Citizens' Feedback

    NG0014, 2017, E-Government

  118. Participación de Niños, Niñas, Adolescentes (NNA) y comunidades para la transparencia en la gestión del Instituto Colombiano De Bienestar Familiar

    CO0067, 2017, Capacity Building

  119. Promover el acceso a la información mediante la atención al ciudadano en el despliegue de la Política Integral de Transparencia Policial

    CO0068, 2017, Capacity Building

  120. Deliver a Fairer Scotland

    SCO0003, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  121. Participatory Budgeting (also known as Community Choices in Scotland)

    SCO0004, 2017, Capacity Building

  122. Fortalecimiento de la participación regional y juvenil

    CO0073, 2017, E-Government

  123. Increasing participation

    SCO0005, 2017, Capacity Building

  124. Ending homelessness

    AUS0001, 2017, Capacity Building

  125. Starred commitment Equity Assessment Tool

    AUS0002, 2017, Capacity Building

  126. Public Service - Sanitation

    SEK0002, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

  127. A more inclusive participatory budget

    PAR0001, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  128. Vulnerable persons access to legal aid funds

    BF0003, 2017, Justice

  129. Young People in Public Policies

    ES0031, 2017, Capacity Building

  130. Gender

    SL0012, 2016, Capacity Building

  131. 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

  132. CEDAW Implementation – Accountability

    LK0013, 2016, Gender

  133. CEDAW – Inclusion

    LK0014, 2016, Gender

  134. Promote participatory budget in 05 communes

    CI0014, 2016, Capacity Building

  135. Improvement of disabled people social inclusion at the local level

    MK0114, 2016, E-Government

  136. Innovación ciudadana.

    HN0057, 2016, E-Government

  137. Engage Canadians to Improve Key Canada Revenue Agency Services

    CA0063, 2016, Civic Space

  138. Comunidades resilientes

    HN0058, 2016, Capacity Building


    SV0092, 2016, Capacity Building

  140. Developing new mechanisms to promote interaction with the youth and enable them to pursue dialogue about public policies

    TN0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  141. Strengthen the facilities available for persons with disabilities to access the justice system

    JO0049, 2016, Capacity Building

  142. Starred commitment Ley de AIP y principios de Gobierno Abierto

    PY0025, 2016, Capacity Building

  143. Canales de monitoreo ciudadano de obras y servicios públicos.

    PY0027, 2016, E-Government

  144. Participación ciudadana en el diseño de políticas públicas.

    PY0029, 2016, Capacity Building

  145. Improve Access to Justice: Framework to Assist Vulnerable Persons

    IE0034, 2016, Judiciary

  146. Enhance Citizen Engagement in Policy Making: Youth

    IE0037, 2016, Marginalized Communities

  147. Consejo Consultivo Nacional de Jóvenes

    UY0060, 2016, Capacity Building

  148. Seguimiento de las recomendaciones del Comité de la ONU para la Eliminación de todas las formas de discriminación contra la mujer

    UY0066, 2016, Capacity Building

  149. Adapting the Public Service Hall to the needs of the people with disabilities

    GE0042, 2016, Capacity Building

  150. Inclusión y continuidad educativa de las personas con discapacidad

    UY0078, 2016, Capacity Building

  151. Capacitación en la Ley de Consulta Previa

    PE0056, 2015, Capacity Building

  152. Rendición de cuentas de programas dirigidos a la niñez

    PE0061, 2015, Fiscal Transparency

  153. Participation of Women in the Public Service

    MT0008, 2015, Capacity Building

  154. Políticas participativas para personas con discapacidad

    AR0022, 2015, Capacity Building

  155. Publicación de trámites

    PA0006, 2015, Capacity Building

  156. Accessibility of Government information online

    US0054, 2015, Marginalized Communities

  157. Starred commitment Acceso a información para personas con discapacidades

    CO0033, 2015, Capacity Building


    CO0042, 2015, Gender


    CO0043, 2015, Marginalized Communities

  160. Manejo del gasto público ambiental

    CO0049, 2015, Audits and Controls


    CO0051, 2015, Marginalized Communities

  162. Starred commitment Memoria histórica del conflicto armado interno

    CO0054, 2015, Human Rights

  163. Mujeres libres de violencias y discriminaciones

    CO0055, 2015, Gender

  164. Construcción participativa de la política pública LGBTI

    CO0056, 2015, Gender


    CR0042, 2015, Justice


    CR0043, 2015, Infrastructure & Transport


    CR0044, 2015, Marginalized Communities

  168. Programa de rehabilitación y reinserción

    SV0065, 2014, Capacity Building

  169. Consulting Canadians

    CA0041, 2014, Marginalized Communities

  170. Community Empowerment to Handle Poor Society and People with Disabilities and Special Needs

    ID0043, 2014, Health

  171. BPS Result 10 – New Zealanders can complete their transactions with the government easily in a digital environment

    NZ0001, 2014, E-Government

  172. Call on all municipalities to facilitate advance voting

    DK0035, 2014, Marginalized Communities

  173. Letter of invitation to first-time voters urging them to vote

    DK0036, 2014, Marginalized Communities

  174. Institucionalizar el primer nivel de atención en salud

    GT0038, 2014, Health

  175. Providing Customized Services

    KR0018, 2014, Marginalized Communities

  176. Acciones afirmativas para la población afrodescendiente: transparencia y rendición de cuentas

    UY0023, 2014, Capacity Building

  177. Problem Solving Courts

    BG0041, 2014, Judiciary

  178. Starred commitment Hold referenda arising from the recommendations of the Constitutional Convention

    IE0010, 2014, Gender

  179. SUPPORT CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AS CITIZENS. Develop, finalise and publish the first Government Strategy on children and young people's participation in decision-making.

    IE0021, 2014, Capacity Building

  180. Maximise participation and understanding of young people in civic life

    IE0022, 2014, Capacity Building

  181. ‘Hecho para Jóvenes’

    UY0053, 2014, E-Government

  182. Accessibility of Ministry of Interior's webpage to people with special needs

    GE0026, 2014, E-Government

  183. Inclusive elementary and secondary education for persons with disabilities

    MK0082, 2014, Education

  184. Informing women on the rights and the services available to them with the Programme

    MK0085, 2014, Capacity Building

  185. Evaluación de accesibilidad de infraestructura gubernamental.

    SV0045, 2013, Capacity Building

  186. Accesibilidad para personas ciegas de portal gubernamental

    SV0046, 2013, Capacity Building

  187. Capacitación para mejorar servicios a personas con discapacidad

    SV0047, 2013, Capacity Building

  188. Ley de Acceso a la Información publica para personas ciegas

    SV0048, 2013, Capacity Building

  189. Development of the National System for the Promotion of Racial Equality (SINAPIR)

    BR0074, 2013, Human Rights

  190. Redesign of the Current Protection Programs

    BR0083, 2013, Human Rights

  191. Padrón único y abierto de beneficiarios:

    MX0043, 2013, Marginalized Communities

  192. Combatting all forms of discrimination: Carry out activities defined in the signed Memorandum of Cooperation with the NGOs

    ME0047, 2012, Civic Space

  193. Combatting all forms of discrimination: Trainings for police officers for professional conduct with LGBT persons

    ME0048, 2012, Capacity Building

  194. Combatting all forms of discrimination: Trainings for police officers related to disabled persons

    ME0049, 2012, Capacity Building

  195. Combatting all forms of discrimination: Free-up public traffic areas used by disabled. Define procedures for control of passengers & vehicles

    ME0050, 2012, Human Rights

  196. Combatting all forms of discrimination: Adjust the Security Centre in accordance with disabled persons’ needs and appoint a contact person

    ME0051, 2012, Human Rights

  197. Gender and child aspects in government units budget

    JO0028, 2012, Gender

  198. Citizen self-services: Guidance and information on accessibility to digital solutions

    DK0012, 2012, E-Government

  199. Starred commitment Preparing a digital reform of the public welfare areas

    DK0026, 2012, E-Government

  200. Measures to promote gender equality and women’s full participation in civic life, the private sector, the public administration and political processes.

    NO0002, 2011, Gender

  201. Gender Equality – Participation in the Private Sector

    NO0003, 2011, Gender

  202. Increase Women's Representation in Local Government

    NO0004, 2011, Gender

  203. Gender Equality Program

    NO0005, 2011, Gender

  204. Gender Equality – Inclusion of Immigrant Women

    NO0006, 2011, Gender

  205. Gender Equality – Combat Gender Stereotypes

    NO0007, 2011, Gender

  206. Gender Equality – Youth Initiatives

    NO0008, 2011, Gender

  207. Gender Equality – Combat Domestic Violence

    NO0009, 2011, Gender

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