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Featured Commitment: Transparency in Lobbying

Compromiso destacado: transparencia en el cabildeo

Engagement en vedette: transparence dans le lobbying

Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš and Director of State Chancellery Janis Citskovskis meet with OGP Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Pradhan and team

What's in the 2019 Action Plans

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What’s in the 2019 Action Plans Explore commitments OGP members made in their 2019 action plans, including commitments to watch in each of the eight focus policy areas in OGP’s three year strategy.

A lack of lobbying transparency in the parliament has led to high levels of public distrust. The government has tried to address this through legislation over the last ten years. To achieve this long sought-after aim, the government formed the Lobbying Transparency Working Group to create and present a lobbying transparency law to the parliament. To facilitate effective implementation of the law, the government has specifically committed to a public awareness campaign and will add the topic of lobbying transparency to public administration training for high-level public officials. This multi-part approach aims to increase public knowledge of how the lobbying process works, who influences government decision-making, and how to get involved.

 

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Featured Photo: Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš and Director of State Chancellery Janis Citskovskis meet with OGP Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Pradhan and team to discuss open government strategies in Riga, Latvia. Photo by Valsts kanceleja / State Chancellery of Latvia

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