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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.


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.

There are more than 200 commitments in OGP countries 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

Break the Roles is a campaign to strengthen the gender perspectives and increase the voices of women and underrepresented groups in OGP.


  • 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 has 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

    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. Solidarity Factory

    PAR0006, 2019, Marginalized Communities

  12. improved public services

    GE0066, 2018, Capacity Building

  13. Implementation of the National Water Plan

    UY0099, 2018, E-Government

  14. Observatory on gender-based violence against women

    UY0102, 2018, E-Government

  15. gender-based violence open data

    UY0103, 2018, E-Government

  16. human trafficking prevention

    UY0104, 2018, Capacity Building

  17. Gender perspective to access to information

    UY0109, 2018, Capacity Building

  18. participation for disabled individuals

    GE0083, 2018, Infrastructure & Transport

  19. student participation

    UY0116, 2018, Capacity Building

  20. Open government culture

    UY0117, 2018, Capacity Building

  21. National Dance Plan

    UY0118, 2018, Gender

  22. Awareness-raising about Access to Information Rights

    MK0121, 2018, Capacity Building

  23. Mapping homeless and socially endangered families and individuals

    MK0123, 2018, E-Government

  24. Gender and youth perspective in rural areas

    UY0122, 2018, Gender

  25. Observatory for equality and non-discrimination

    UY0123, 2018, Gender

  26. Improve diversity in government

    UY0124, 2018, E-Government

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

    UY0125, 2018, Capacity Building

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

    MK0128, 2018, Capacity Building

  29. Employment program transparency and impact assessment mechanism

    MK0129, 2018, Capacity Building

  30. National plan for persons with disabilities

    UY0127, 2018, Justice

  31. Inclusive local decision-making

    MK0134, 2018, Gender

  32. Improving access to justice for marginalized groups of citizens

    MK0137, 2018, Capacity Building

  33. Financial transparency and accountability

    CA0065, 2018, E-Government

  34. Anteproyecto de Ley de No Discriminación

    SV0095, 2018, Human Rights

  35. Healthy democracy

    CA0069, 2018, Civic Space

  36. Civic electoral education

    HN0064, 2018, Capacity Building

  37. Access to Information

    CA0070, 2018, Capacity Building

  38. Feminist and inclusive dialogue

    CA0071, 2018, Capacity Building

  39. Reconciliation and open government

    CA0072, 2018, Capacity Building

  40. Open government community

    CA0073, 2018, Capacity Building

  41. ISO 9001 certification

    HN0068, 2018, E-Government

  42. Transparent public procurement

    ELG0005, 2018, Capacity Building

  43. Expand opportunities for civic participation

    ELG0006, 2018, Capacity Building

  44. women in public works projects

    HN0070, 2018, E-Government

  45. Public healthcare service delivery

    ELG0007, 2018, E-Government

  46. Youth empowerment

    ELG0009, 2018, Capacity Building

  47. Education sector transparency

    HN0075, 2018, Capacity Building

  48. Integration of Maltese Islands

    MT0014, 2018, Capacity Building

  49. Fortalecimiento de capacidades en servicios para atención inclusiva

    CL0055, 2018, Capacity Building

  50. local digital democracy

    NL0028, 2018, E-Government

  51. youth participation

    TN0045, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  52. Youth Parliament

    NZ0013, 2018, Capacity Building

  53. Fostering national dialogue to achieve political reform

    JO0061, 2018, Capacity Building

  54. Informal Economy Participants

    PNG0004, 2018, Capacity Building

  55. gender equality

    BUE0008, 2018, Capacity Building

  56. Citizen feedback portal

    KAD0005, 2018, E-Government

  57. Public Monitorig of Infrastructure

    COT0002, 2018, Capacity Building

  58. youth participation

    RO0051, 2018, Capacity Building

  59. Open Contracting

    KE0019, 2018, Capacity Building

  60. access to social services

    RO0061, 2018, E-Government

  61. Transparency and Participation in Health Data

    ID0093, 2018, E-Government

  62. Rendición de Cuentas a Pueblos Indígenas

    PY0035, 2018, Audits and Controls

  63. Public Consultation Reform

    ID0100, 2018, Capacity Building

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

    PY0036, 2018, Capacity Building

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

    PY0039, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  66. exploring medical assistance program

    AM0043, 2018, E-Government

  67. Participación protagónica de niños, niñas y adolescentes organizados

    PY0047, 2018, Capacity Building

  68. Financial and performance transparency

    SCO0006, 2018, Fiscal Transparency

  69. open policy making and participation in service delivery

    SCO0007, 2018, Capacity Building


    LAL0005, 2018, Capacity Building

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

    PY0050, 2018, Marginalized Communities


    LAL0006, 2018, E-Government

  73. transparency and participation

    SCO0010, 2018, Citizenship and Immigration


    LAL0008, 2018, Capacity Building

  75. Programa Seamos Ciudadanos

    PY0053, 2018, E-Government


    LAL0009, 2018, Capacity Building


    LAL0010, 2018, Capacity Building

  78. Información Ambiental

    PY0058, 2018, Capacity Building

  79. Jóvenes Protagonistas

    PY0064, 2018, Marginalized Communities

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

    DO0051, 2018, Audits and Controls

  81. Diálogo con la ciudadanía

    PY0068, 2018, Judiciary

  82. digital literacy

    SEO0006, 2018, Capacity Building

  83. smart cities youth start ups

    SEO0007, 2018, E-Government

  84. Desarrollaremos espacios que faciliten la participación ciudadana

    PY0072, 2018, Audits and Controls

  85. Improve Public Service Practice

    AU0019, 2018, Capacity Building

  86. 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

  87. access to information and open data

    MD0069, 2018, Capacity Building

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

    GT0090, 2018, Gender

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

    GT0096, 2018, Capacity Building

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

    GT0100, 2018, Legislation & Regulation

  91. Increase Ease of doing business

    CV0001, 2018, E-Government

  92. Re-qualification, Rehabilitation, and Accessibility Program

    CV0002, 2018, Health

  93. Fortalecimiento de la transparencia en el proceso electoral.

    GT0104, 2018, Audits and Controls

  94. 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

  95. Public-Police Partnership Councils

    AF0004, 2017, Capacity Building


    CR0056, 2017, Gender

  97. Government call centers

    IL0026, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  98. Remotely accessing government services

    IL0033, 2017, Capacity Building

  99. 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

  100. Citizen Participation in Environmental Policy and Urban Development

    DE0008, 2017, Capacity Building

  101. 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

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

    DE0010, 2017, E-Government

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

    PE0083, 2017, Capacity Building

  104. make educational resources available in local langage

    SK0086, 2017, Education

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

    TBI0005, 2017, Capacity Building

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

    JAL0002, 2017, E-Government

  107. Padrón estatal de habilidades para personas con discapacidad

    JAL0003, 2017, Labor

  108. Plataforma tecnológica para la formación continua de docentes

    JAL0005, 2017, Capacity Building

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

    AR0059, 2017, Education

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

    AR0060, 2017, Capacity Building

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

    AR0062, 2017, E-Government

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

    AR0063, 2017, Capacity Building

  113. Guía Joven

    AR0065, 2017, E-Government

  114. Supporting everyone’s possibility to participate.

    FI0023, 2017, E-Government

  115. 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

  116. Civil Society National Strategy

    DK0058, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  117. Permanent Dialogue Mechanism

    NG0012, 2017, Fiscal Transparency

  118. Technology-Based Citizens' Feedback

    NG0014, 2017, E-Government

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

    CO0067, 2017, Capacity Building

  120. 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

  121. Deliver a Fairer Scotland

    SCO0003, 2017, Marginalized Communities

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

    SCO0004, 2017, Capacity Building

  123. Fortalecimiento de la participación regional y juvenil

    CO0073, 2017, E-Government

  124. Increasing participation

    SCO0005, 2017, Capacity Building

  125. Ending homelessness

    AUS0001, 2017, Capacity Building

  126. Starred commitment Equity Assessment Tool

    AUS0002, 2017, Capacity Building

  127. Public Service - Sanitation

    SEK0002, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

  128. A more inclusive participatory budget

    PAR0001, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  129. Vulnerable persons access to legal aid funds

    BF0003, 2017, Justice

  130. Young People in Public Policies

    ES0031, 2017, Capacity Building

  131. Gender

    SL0012, 2016, Capacity Building

  132. 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

  133. CEDAW Implementation – Accountability

    LK0013, 2016, Gender

  134. CEDAW – Inclusion

    LK0014, 2016, Gender

  135. Promote participatory budget in 05 communes

    CI0014, 2016, Capacity Building

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

    MK0114, 2016, E-Government

  137. Innovación ciudadana.

    HN0057, 2016, E-Government

  138. Engage Canadians to Improve Key Canada Revenue Agency Services

    CA0063, 2016, Civic Space

  139. Comunidades resilientes

    HN0058, 2016, Capacity Building


    SV0092, 2016, Capacity Building

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

    TN0031, 2016, Capacity Building

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

    JO0049, 2016, Capacity Building

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

    PY0025, 2016, Capacity Building

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

    PY0027, 2016, E-Government

  145. Participación ciudadana en el diseño de políticas públicas.

    PY0029, 2016, Capacity Building

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

    IE0034, 2016, Judiciary

  147. Enhance Citizen Engagement in Policy Making: Youth

    IE0037, 2016, Marginalized Communities

  148. Consejo Consultivo Nacional de Jóvenes

    UY0060, 2016, Capacity Building

  149. 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

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

    GE0042, 2016, Capacity Building

  151. Inclusión y continuidad educativa de las personas con discapacidad

    UY0078, 2016, Capacity Building

  152. Capacitación en la Ley de Consulta Previa

    PE0056, 2015, Capacity Building

  153. Rendición de cuentas de programas dirigidos a la niñez

    PE0061, 2015, Fiscal Transparency

  154. Participation of Women in the Public Service

    MT0008, 2015, Capacity Building

  155. Políticas participativas para personas con discapacidad

    AR0022, 2015, Capacity Building

  156. Publicación de trámites

    PA0006, 2015, Capacity Building

  157. Accessibility of Government information online

    US0054, 2015, Marginalized Communities

  158. Starred commitment Acceso a información para personas con discapacidades

    CO0033, 2015, Capacity Building


    CO0042, 2015, Gender


    CO0043, 2015, Marginalized Communities

  161. Manejo del gasto público ambiental

    CO0049, 2015, Audits and Controls


    CO0051, 2015, Marginalized Communities

  163. Starred commitment Memoria histórica del conflicto armado interno

    CO0054, 2015, Human Rights

  164. Mujeres libres de violencias y discriminaciones

    CO0055, 2015, Gender

  165. Construcción participativa de la política pública LGBTI

    CO0056, 2015, Gender


    CR0042, 2015, Justice


    CR0043, 2015, Infrastructure & Transport


    CR0044, 2015, Marginalized Communities

  169. Programa de rehabilitación y reinserción

    SV0065, 2014, Capacity Building

  170. Consulting Canadians

    CA0041, 2014, Marginalized Communities

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

    ID0043, 2014, Health

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

    NZ0001, 2014, E-Government

  173. Call on all municipalities to facilitate advance voting

    DK0035, 2014, Marginalized Communities

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

    DK0036, 2014, Marginalized Communities

  175. Institucionalizar el primer nivel de atención en salud

    GT0038, 2014, Health

  176. Providing Customized Services

    KR0018, 2014, Marginalized Communities

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

    UY0023, 2014, Capacity Building

  178. Problem Solving Courts

    BG0041, 2014, Judiciary

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

    IE0010, 2014, Gender

  180. 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

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

    IE0022, 2014, Capacity Building

  182. ‘Hecho para Jóvenes’

    UY0053, 2014, E-Government

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

    GE0026, 2014, E-Government

  184. Inclusive elementary and secondary education for persons with disabilities

    MK0082, 2014, Education

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

    MK0085, 2014, Capacity Building

  186. Evaluación de accesibilidad de infraestructura gubernamental.

    SV0045, 2013, Capacity Building

  187. Accesibilidad para personas ciegas de portal gubernamental

    SV0046, 2013, Capacity Building

  188. Capacitación para mejorar servicios a personas con discapacidad

    SV0047, 2013, Capacity Building

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

    SV0048, 2013, Capacity Building

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

    BR0074, 2013, Human Rights

  191. Redesign of the Current Protection Programs

    BR0083, 2013, Human Rights

  192. Padrón único y abierto de beneficiarios:

    MX0043, 2013, Marginalized Communities

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

    ME0047, 2012, Civic Space

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

    ME0048, 2012, Capacity Building

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

    ME0049, 2012, Capacity Building

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

    ME0050, 2012, Human Rights

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

    ME0051, 2012, Human Rights

  198. Gender and child aspects in government units budget

    JO0028, 2012, Gender

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

    DK0012, 2012, E-Government

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

    DK0026, 2012, E-Government

  201. 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

  202. Gender Equality – Participation in the Private Sector

    NO0003, 2011, Gender

  203. Increase Women's Representation in Local Government

    NO0004, 2011, Gender

  204. Gender Equality Program

    NO0005, 2011, Gender

  205. Gender Equality – Inclusion of Immigrant Women

    NO0006, 2011, Gender

  206. Gender Equality – Combat Gender Stereotypes

    NO0007, 2011, Gender

  207. Gender Equality – Youth Initiatives

    NO0008, 2011, Gender

  208. Gender Equality – Combat Domestic Violence

    NO0009, 2011, Gender

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