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Our Process

In OGP, governments and civil society co-create two-year action plans, with concrete steps—commitments—across a broad range of issues. This model allows civil society organizations to help shape and oversee governments.

About Our Process

OGP members endorse the Open Government Declaration, create action plans in consultation with civil society, and commit to independent and public evaluation of their progress.

Joining OGP

To join OGP, members must meet eligibility criteria, identify a lead ministry and commit to creating action plans, containing concrete reforms – in consultation with civil society.

Action Plan Cycle

Action plans are at the core of participation in OGP. They are the product of an open co-creation process in which government and civil society work together to create ambitious reforms.


The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) tracks the progress of OGP members, providing public accountability on the implementation of commitments. Monitoring progress promotes strong accountability between member governments and citizens.

Learn More About OGP

Since its founding in 2011 OGP has grown to 76 countries and 106 local governments – representing more than two billion people – and thousands of civil society organizations. Members submit action plans co-created with civil society that outline concrete commitments to enhance transparency, accountability and public participation in government.

OGP members work with civil society to determine priority public policy areas. Through the OGP process, members address issues that need reform to make a positive impact in their communities. Current issues being addressed in OGP include access to justice, gender and inclusion, digital governance, public service delivery, right to information, protection of civic space and natural resources and corruption.

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