A New OGP Calendar: What Countries Need To Do and When

Last week the Support Unit released the Open Government Partnership activity calendars for all participating countries. The calendars clearly present dates and deadlines for key activities in the OGP process, such as National Action Plan (NAP) drafting, implementation, and assessment.…

Letters Sent to Countries Encouraging Submission of Action Plans

Every two years OGP participating countries are required to submit new National Action Plans (NAPs) which are co-created with civil society. As the largest batch of OGP participants joined in 2012, this has been a particularly busy year for countries…

OGP Legislative Openness Working Group Announces Global Legislative Openness Week (GLOW), September 15-25, 2014

On every continent, parliaments are working together with civil society to ensure that legislative information and processes are open to the citizens those parliaments represent. And some of the most innovative digital governance and monitoring tools are being built around…

European Parliament votes to increase transparency of decision-making

EPPlenaryvote.jpg This article originally appeared on Access Info Europe and has been republished with permission from the author.¬† Access Info Europe has welcomed the¬†decision[1] by the European Parliament to bring greater transparency to its decision making by recording and publishing…

#OGP13 Country Commitments

Last week we published a headline list of commitments that countries made at the London OGP Summit. Some of these commitments are new open government reforms that will be part of OGP action plans being developed over the coming months,…