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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.  


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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


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From the COVID-19 pandemic to the heightening climate crisis to an increase in authoritarian overreach, 2020 has sorely tested the strength of democracies globally. Even while the world continues to reel from the effects of these multiple threats, at least…

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