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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.


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.  


Parliamentary Engagement in OGP: Acting on Evidence, Building on Results

As OGP steps into its second decade, parliaments will be instrumental in delivering on open government ambitions. Translating this potential into results across a growing number of OGP members calls for improved guidance and targeted support...

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Current Commitments


  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:


  1. Starred commitment Opening Data from the National Congress

    AR0045, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  2. Starred commitment Online Collection of Signatures on Referenda

    LV0024, 2015, Public Participation

  3. Starred commitment Ensuring the Free Online Access to National Legislation

    RO0021, 2014, E-Government

  4. Starred commitment Improving the Legislative Framework for Exercising the Right of Access to Information: Amend the Act on the Right of Access to Information

    HR0005, 2012, Public Participation

  5. Starred commitment Improving the Practice of Consulting the Interested Public in Procedures of Adopting New Laws: Amend Procedural Rules

    HR0009, 2012, Public Participation

  6. Starred commitment Strategy for NGO Development

    BG0002, 2012, Civic Space

  7. Develop online public co-creation workspace

    EE0054, 2020, E-Government

  8. Design integrated legislative information platform

    CL0069, 2020, Open Data

  9. Transparency of the National Congress

    CL0070, 2020, Legislation & Regulation

  10. Make legislative process more transparent and participatory

    LR0043, 2020, Marginalized Communities

  11. Improve capacity to promote public participation in legislative process

    ID0129, 2020, Public Participation

  12. Create digital platform for open parliament data

    ID0130, 2020, Fiscal Openness

  13. Provide public access to information on members of parliament

    ID0131, 2020, Capacity Building

  14. Create forums for dialogue between parliament members and citizens

    ID0132, 2020, Public Participation

  15. Use journalists and media to promote innovations in parliamentary openness

    ID0133, 2020, E-Government

  16. Institutionalize and increase capacity of Open Parliament Indonesia

    ID0134, 2020, Capacity Building

  17. Open Parliament

    SL0028, 2019, Gender

  18. CEDAW Implementation

    LK0035, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  19. Citizen Feedback Portal on Draft Laws

    JAL0008, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  20. Passage of Freedom of Information Law

    PH0062, 2019, Gender

  21. Federalization of the Micaela Law

    AR0091, 2019, Gender

  22. Open Congress Action Plan

    AR0094, 2019, Public Participation

  23. Portal for Processing Legislative Documents

    AF0018, 2019, Capacity Building

  24. Register of Government Decision-Making

    FI0032, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  25. Participatory Budgeting

    NG0015, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  26. Design Open Congress action plan

    AR0096, 2019, Public Participation

  27. Citizen Engagement Legislation

    GE0073, 2018, Public Participation

  28. Transparent Public Funding System

    GE0077, 2018, Fiscal Openness

  29. Access to Information Law

    UY0108, 2018, Public Participation

  30. Gender Perspective to Access to Information

    UY0109, 2018, Gender

  31. Promoting and Monitoring SDGs

    GE0089, 2018, Public Participation

  32. Citizen Involvement in Budget

    GE0090, 2018, Fiscal Openness

  33. Technology for Transparency

    GE0091, 2018, Lobbying

  34. Citizen Engagement Center

    GE0092, 2018, Public Participation

  35. Raising Public Awareness About Parliamentary Democracy

    GE0093, 2018, Public Participation

  36. Platform for Improved Legislative Data and Information

    ID0106, 2018, Public Participation

  37. Make Legislative Information More Accessible

    ID0107, 2018, Public Participation

  38. Improving Documentation and Access to Information on Parliamentary Sessions

    ID0108, 2018, Records Management

  39. Formulation of the Open Parliament Indonesia Roadmap

    ID0109, 2018, Public Participation

  40. Establishing the Open Parliament Indonesia Institution

    ID0110, 2018, Public Participation

  41. Open Data

    LT0024, 2018, Open Data

  42. NGO Database, NGO Fund

    LT0025, 2018, Civic Space

  43. National Assembly Capacity-Building

    MK0139, 2018, Sustainable Development Goals

  44. Increasing the Financial Transparency of the Assembly of RM

    MK0140, 2018, Fiscal Openness

  45. Parliamentary TV Channel

    MK0141, 2018, Open Data

  46. Citizen Participation in Assembly

    MK0142, 2018, Media & Telecommunications

  47. Legislative Process Evaluation

    LT0029, 2018, Public Participation

  48. Citizen oversight of legislative processes

    MK0143, 2018, Public Participation

  49. Corporate Transparency

    CA0066, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  50. Healthy Democracy

    CA0069, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  51. Political Finance Transparency

    HR0028, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  52. Open Congressional Data

    HN0067, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  53. Protection of Persons Reporting Corruption

    HR0031, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  54. Proactive Publication of Information

    ME0059, 2018, Open Data

  55. Legislative Petition System

    MO0019, 2018, E-Government

  56. Allow Citizens to Comment on Draft Legislation

    MO0020, 2018, Public Participation

  57. Improved Business Regulation

    AL0063, 2018, Public Participation

  58. Proactively Publication of Legislative Data and Documents

    MO0021, 2018, Open Data

  59. Increase Opportunities for Citizens to Visit the Legislature

    MO0022, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  60. Citizen Consultation on Public Policies

    MO0023, 2018, Public Participation

  61. Establishment of a Partnership with Civil Society and Academia

    MO0024, 2018, Public Participation

  62. Budget Transparency Law

    MO0012, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  63. Access to Government

    BUE0006, 2018, Justice

  64. Open Legislation

    COT0005, 2018, Gender

  65. Increasing Transparency and Participation in Parliament

    RS0042, 2018, Civic Space

  66. Consulta.Lex

    PT0006, 2018, Public Participation

  67. Riigikogu Transparency

    EE0050, 2018, Open Data

  68. Collaboratively Build a Policy Proposal on Creating a Record of Real Owners (Final Beneficiaries - BF) Business

    CL0061, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  69. Open Parliament

    NL0035, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  70. Open Data Framework

    TN0037, 2018, Open Data

  71. Citizen Inclusion in Drafting Legislation

    KG0018, 2018, Public Participation

  72. Dialogue Between Legislature and Civil Society

    KG0019, 2018, Private Sector

  73. Implement Right to Information

    KAD0004, 2018, Right to Information

  74. Citizen Monitoring of Parliament

    KG0020, 2018, Public Participation

  75. Coordination between Parliament and Local Government

    KG0021, 2018, Public Participation

  76. Access to Parliament Building for Citizens

    KG0022, 2018, Legislation & Regulation

  77. Parliamentary Accountability

    KG0023, 2018, E-Government

  78. Anti-Corruption Framework

    TN0043, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  79. Information about Parliament Activities

    KG0024, 2018, Capacity Building

  80. Monitoring of National Action Plan

    KG0025, 2018, E-Government

  81. Increase Participation in Legislative Process

    BR0106, 2018, Legislation & Regulation

  82. Engagement with Parliament

    NZ0012, 2018, Media & Telecommunications

  83. Human Rights Violations Complaint Mechanism

    JO0062, 2018, Justice

  84. Making New Zealand’S Secondary Legislation Readily Accessible

    NZ0015, 2018, Legislation & Regulation

  85. Official Information

    NZ0018, 2018, Public Participation

  86. Fiscal Data

    PNG0006, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  87. e-Notice Board

    RS0037, 2018, Local Commitments

  88. Improving Proactive Transparency – Information Booklet

    RS0038, 2018, Right to Information

  89. Access to Information Law

    RS0039, 2018, Right to Information

  90. E-Civic Engagement

    RS0041, 2018, Public Participation

  91. Public Participation

    KE0021, 2018, Fiscal Openness

  92. National Investment Fund Transparency

    RO0057, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  93. Financial and Performance Transparency

    SCO0006, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  94. Strengthening the Development Councils as a Mechanism for Citizen Participation.

    PY0038, 2018, Fiscal Openness

  95. Election Finance Transparency

    KG0017, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  96. Real-Name Policy System

    KR0038, 2018, Open Data

  97. Participatory Formulation of a National Policy to Simplify Procedures.

    PY0052, 2018, Open Data

  98. Mechanisms of Transparency and Anticorruption

    PY0054, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  99. Public Law Ethics and Integrity

    PY0055, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  100. Installing an Observatory Criminal Justice System. Autonomous Constitutional Bodies

    PY0060, 2018, Public Participation

  101. Develop Mechanisms to Improve Monitoring of Legislative Management

    PY0066, 2018, Sustainable Development Goals

  102. Develop Tools to Improve Access to Legislative Information

    PY0067, 2018, Legislation & Regulation

  103. We Implement Best Practices in Ethics and Legislative Transparency

    PY0068, 2018, Legislation & Regulation

  104. We Develop Spaces That Facilitate Citizen Participation

    PY0069, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  105. Budget Transparency and Public Procurement

    MD0070, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  106. Law on Processing, Publishing and Enforcing Legislative Documents

    AF0002, 2017, Lobbying

  107. Policy Open Parliament Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica

    CR0054, 2017, Public Participation

  108. Citizen Monitoring for the Justice System

    LR0030, 2017, Justice

  109. Open Budget Index and Budget Reform Bill

    PH0051, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  110. Developing Efficient Collaborative Legislation Mechanisms.

    MAD0005, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  111. Financial Transparency

    SCO0001, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  112. Public Participation in Decision-Making

    LV0028, 2017, Open Data

  113. 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

  114. CEDAW Implementation – Accountability

    LK0013, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  115. CEDAW – Inclusion

    LK0014, 2016, Gender

  116. Strengthening Women Participation in the Political Decision Making Process at the Local Level

    LK0015, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  117. Corruption and Money Laundering

    LK0019, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  118. Campaign Finance

    LK0020, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  119. Transparent Milan: Public Registry of Elected and Appointed Representatives

    IT0034, 2016, Public Participation

  120. More Open and Transparent Law-Making

    EE0043, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  121. Institutionalizing the Alliance for Open Government in Chile by Creating the Executive Secretariat of Open Government for the Design, Implementation and Monitoring of Action Plans

    CL0050, 2016, Public Participation

  122. Promoting Open Parliament Principles

    RO0032, 2016, Public Participation

  123. Enhance Transparency in the Legislative Process

    KE0012, 2016, Public Participation

  124. Draft Law on Public Consultations

    UA0068, 2016, Public Participation

  125. Revision of Article 81 of the Asemblea

    PA0012, 2015, Fiscal Openness

  126. Map Legislative Environments

    SK0050, 2015, Public Participation

  127. Portal Drafting Legislature and Development of Planning Documents

    LV0019, 2015, Public Participation

  128. Public Decision-Making Transparency

    LT0013, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  129. Improving Transparency of Information on Members of Parliament and Their Work

    HR0018, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  130. Web Tool for Submission of Collective Memoranda

    EE0025, 2014, Public Participation

  131. Tracking Changes on Bills (From Submission to Voting by Plenum)

    GR0025, 2014, Public Participation

  132. Usability and Functionality Improvements of the ‘Parliamentary Transparency’ Section of the Hellenic Parliament Website

    GR0026, 2014, Public Participation

  133. Improvement of the Hellenic Parliament Website and Implementation of New Standards-Technologies

    GR0027, 2014, Open Data

  134. Provision of Historical Parliamentary Documents to the Public

    GR0028, 2014, E-Government

  135. Enhancement of Social Media Policy in the Hellenic Parliament

    GR0029, 2014, Public Participation

  136. Improve Public Participation in House of Representative and Regional Representative Council

    ID0041, 2014, Open Parliaments

  137. Ensuring Open, Transparent, Participatory and Accountable Process of State Policies and Legislative Reforms

    AM0022, 2014, Public Participation

  138. Public Awareness on the Lawmaking Activity of State Governance Bodies

    AM0023, 2014, Local Commitments

  139. Legislative Openness

    UK0051, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  140. Publication of Draft Legislation

    UK0059, 2013, Public Participation

  141. Open House of Representatives

    NL0003, 2013, Records Management

  142. Revamp the Legislative Calendar

    NL0005, 2013, Open Data

  143. More Online Consultation

    NL0006, 2013, Public Participation

  144. More Transparency in Decision-Making Through Volgdewet.Nl Legislation-Tracking Website

    NL0007, 2013, Open Data

  145. Promote Open Data in Public Institutions

    CR0016, 2013, Justice

  146. e-Acts

    AL0002, 2012, E-Government

  147. e-Parliament

    AL0003, 2012, E-Government

  148. Promotion of Public Participation in Public Administration Processes

    LT0004, 2012, Public Participation

  149. Overview of Ministries’ Work Processes

    EE0008, 2012, Public Participation

  150. Bills on Citizen Participation: Communal Plebiscites

    CL0017, 2012, Public Participation

  151. Bills on Citizen Participation: Citizens' Initiative

    CL0018, 2012, Public Participation

  152. Legislative Principles for the Digital Age

    DK0023, 2012, Open Parliaments

  153. The Public Procurement Electronic System (SEAP). the Electronic Allocation System for Transports (SAET)/B.1 C) Expanding the On-Line Submission of Fiscal Forms. Ensuring the Free On-Line Access to National Legislation. Developing Electronic Tools to Manage Subpoenas and Facilitate Access Toinformation Regarding Legal Proceedings. Developing Electronic Tools to Manage the Procedures Related to Obtaining the Romanian Citizenship. Developing Electronic Tools to Manage the Procedures Related to the Creation of Non-Profit Legal Persons. the Integrated System for Electronic Access to Justice (SIIAEJ)

    RO0018, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  154. Legal Information Service (E-Legal)

    PY0009, 2012, Justice

  155. Legislative Acts Impact Assessment

    BG0010, 2012, Private Sector

  156. Regulatory Information System of the Dominican State

    DO0002, 2012, E-Government

  157. Legal Framework, Administrative Procedures and Window Systems

    DO0011, 2012, Public Participation

  158. Platform for Participating in the Legislative Process

    GE0006, 2012, Public Participation

  159. Trade Union Law

    LV0003, 2012, Civic Space

  160. Reader-Friendly Versions of Legislation

    AZ0007, 2012, Regulatory Governance

  161. Supreme Plenum

    PE0018, 2012, Public Participation

  162. Reports on Annual Budget Implementation

    AZ0027, 2012, Fiscal Openness


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