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Eligibility Criteria & OGP Values Check Assessment

Updated June 1, 2018 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…

Is Transparency the Best Disinfectant?

A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Transparency on Government Corruption   by Can Chen, Ph.D. and Sukumar Ganapati, Ph.D.   Transparency is widely recognized as an anti-corruption strategy. Research on the link between transparency and corruption has burgeoned since the 1990s.…

Open government – Open for business?

by Dieter Zinnbauer Many activities related to opening government have a demonstrated, empirical potential to create business value, foster broader economic opportunities, and promote a business climate for growth and dynamism. What’s more, opening government plays a highly relevant, if not…

When More Is More: Toward Higher Impact OGP Commitments

The Open Government Partnership is a learning organization. As a collection of governments, civil society, and multilateral partners, participants encourage each other to take ambitious commitments to open government. The reward for accomplishment is international and national recognition, and, in…

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