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Action Plan Cycle

Action plans are at the core of participation in OGP. They are created by combining the forces of government and civil society, working together to define ambitious commitments across a range of issues. The OGP Handbook describes the roles and responsibilities of members and provides guidance for developing action plans.

Members are considered to be officially participating in OGP once they have begun to consult with civil society organizations to develop an action plan.

At the start of this process, members are encouraged to set up a mechanism to facilitate ongoing consultations with civil society and opportunities for public input. Guidance on how to develop that mechanism is here.

Action Plan Creation

Action plans are at the core of a member’s participation in OGP. They are the product of a co-creation process in which government and civil society define ambitious commitments to foster transparency, accountability and inclusion.

Action Plan Implementation

Once the action plan has been submitted, the real work starts: Implementation. There are a few options during this phase. Business as usual: government implements, civil society criticizes. Or the version where both sides build a partnership, working together, setting up on-going coordination mechanisms, drawing on each-others expertise. A hybrid, with some organizations on the inside and a few others on the outside undertaking monitoring efforts is the third option.

Action Plan Support

In 2019, 49 OGP countries and locals are co-creating new action plans, while 50 are implementing recently developed action plans. As we encourage OGP participants to address key societal challenges through transformative reforms in their action plans, we also realize they need support in raising ambition, broadening ownership and political leadership, and ensuring credible implementation of these reforms.

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