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Joining OGP

The process for joining the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is outlined below. Governments must establish eligibility, sign the Open Government Declaration and a letter of intent.


In order to participate in OGP, governments must exhibit a demonstrated commitment to open government in four Core Eligibility areas, and pass the OGP Values Check outlined below. The Support Unit updates eligibility data in the first half of each year, using the most up-to-date information from each data source available at that time.

Letter of Intent

If a country meets the Core Eligibility criteria and successfully passes the OGP Values Check, the government should signal its intent to participate in OGP by sending a Letter of Intent.