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Natural Resources

Regulating the use of natural resources and promoting the provision public goods are a fundamental part of governance. Open government approaches have been essential across the many aspects of resource governance –  the prevention of corruption in the extractive industries and water sector, control of pollution, provision of equitable access to water services and improving quality, protection of  land rights, and ensuring the rights of affected  communities.

Environment and Climate

Environmental policies have long been the crucible for open-government – from instituting public participation through environmental impact assessments, to disclosure through pollutant release transfer registers, to publishing enforcement and compliance data online.

Extractive Industries

Transparency and accountability in the extractive industry sector is crucial to mitigating the effects of the “resource curse” in countries endowed with natural resources.

Land Rights and Spatial Planning

Formalized, transparent, and accountable land tenure empowers citizens to invest in their own communities and protect their natural resources, as well as interact peacefully with each other, private companies, and the government by reducing threats of land grabs.

Water and Sanitation

OGP can help address the accessibility and quality of water and sanitation services, including by fighting corruption, improving transparency, and directly engaging citizens in decision-making and monitoring processes.


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Open Government and the Escazú Agreement

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) represents an important platform for advancing the implementation of the Escazú Agreement, which aims to guarantee the rights of access to environmental information, public participation in environmental decision-making, access to justice in environmental affairs, and…

Felipe Pino – Voices of Open Gov

To Protect the Environment, Protect the Defenders

In this episode, Felipe Pino, an environmental lawyer from Chile, shares his insight environmental democracy, the need for public participation in responding to climate crises, and the significance of the Escazu Agreement.


What’s in the 2022 Local Action Plans

Introduction The Open Government Partnership (OGP) provides an opportunity for government and civil society reformers to make governments more transparent, inclusive, participatory, and accountable. Working together, government and civil society co-create action plans with concrete commitments across a variety of…

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