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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 advancing the open government agenda. This note outlines where OGP has successfully partnered with parliaments to date and how such…

What’s in the OGP Subnational Action Plans (2017)

The development and implementation of Action Plans is at the core of the OGP model. The 15 subnational pioneers submitted their first Action Plans in December 2016 containing over 70 commitments. Given that government and civil society co-create each action…

What’s in the New National Action Plans? (Dec 2016)

What's in the New OGP National Action Plans? December 2016 The biennial development and implementation of NAPs is at the core of the OGP model. Since the start of 2015, 49 countries submitted new plans containing over 800 commitments. Given…

The OGP Toolbox

The OGP Toolbox is a collaborative platform that gathers digital tools developed and used throughout the world by organizations to improve democracy and promote transparency, participation and collaboration. The OGP Toolbox is designed as a social network: concrete use cases,…

OGP Strategic Refresh and Mid-Term Review

In June 2016 OGP commissioned a mid-term review of its current four-year strategy. The review was carried out by the Development Portfolio Management Group based at the University of Southern California. The report assesses four key areas, a) OGP’s theory…

The Impact of Open Government: Assessing the Evidence

Open government has in recent years emerged as an area of intense activity and fervent hope for some of our largest societal aspirations. This paper asks the question, does open government work? That is to say, do open government interventions…