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…

2014 OGP Eligibility Criteria

The OGP Eligibility Criteria update for 2014 has now been released. Many countries saw their scores change over the last year. Some adjustments in scores were a result of greater availability of data from the independent sources for the scoring,…

OGP Publishes Letters to 11 Countries

A large group of OGP participating countries is entering its second National Action Plan cycle. The Independent Reporting Mechanism has published 43 reports into the first cycle and 27 countries have now published their second plan, with more expected in the…

OGP IRM Local Researchers Call

OGP IRM Local Researchers Call The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) of the Open Government Partnership  is seeking individuals to carry out research at the national level in 33 countries to assess government progress on implementation of OGP Action Plans.  Background The…

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…