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Help shape OGP’s future

Joe Foti|

We are excited to invite the open government community and general public to the consultations on strategic policy areas for the first-ever “State of Open Government Report.” This flagship report will synthesize OGP’s data and findings to (1) provide thought leadership to the partnership, (2) provide state-of-play analysis on frontier areas of open government, and (3) provide comparative snapshots on all OGP countries.

About the report

The report aims to raise OGP’s visibility, provide thought leadership on global trends and specific policies, and to improve incentives for individual countries.

The report will cover three areas:

  1. OGP in the context of global trends
  2. Frontier themes in open government
  3. Country-by-country reporting

The State of Open Government [“DiscussionDraft”] lays out the current (September 2018) concepts for the overall report as well as concepts for each of the above three parts of the report. Each of the three sections contains key information, major sources of information, and a mock-up of what the section might look like. Annex A explains how major themes or policy areas will be represented in the report (across each of the three parts of the document) and Annex B explains the data model that will be used for cross-country analysis.

The core of the publication (including both digital and print assets) is scheduled for publication in 2019. Future “modules” covering new policy areas will be rolled out across the remainder of the year. There is a current commitment to carry out two of these reports by the end of 2020.

Participate! We need your brilliant minds

These thematic public consultations provide an opportunity to share your perspective and your stories.  We want to have a report that is the best of what is known by the OGP community and helps shape strategy at the local, national and international levels. To do this, we need you to help us make a few decisions about an open government approach to a number of policy areas.

The first round of conversations will take place September 19, 20, 24 and 25.  Below is a schedule of topics to be discussed during the consultations along with dial-in details. These consultations are your chance to be heard about priority policy areas within OGP.

Time US EDT / GMT Wednesday Sep 19
9:00a – 10:00a / 1:00p – 2:00p Civic space: Freedom of assembly
10:00a – 11:00a / 2:00p – 3:00p Civic space: Freedom of association
11:00a – 12:00p / 3:00p – 4:00p Civic space: Defending activists and journalists
Time US EDT / GMT Thursday Sep 20
9:00a – 10:00a / 1:00p – 2:00p Anti-corruption: Beneficial ownership
10:00a – 11:00a / 2:00p – 3:00p Anti-corruption: Open contracts
11:00a – 12:00p / 3:00p – 4:00p Open policy-making: Lobbying and open regulations
Time US EDT / GMT Monday Sep 24
10:00a – 11:00a / 2:00p – 3:00p Fiscal openness: Budgets, revenue, spending
11:00a – 12:00p / 3:00p – 4:00p Open justice
12:00p – 1:00p / 4:00 – 5:00p Public services: Education
Time US EDT / GMT Tuesday Sep 25
9:00a – 10:00a / 1:00p – 2:00p Public services: Water and sanitation
10:00a – 11:00a / 2:00p – 3:00p Public services: Health
11:00a – 12:00p / 3:00p – 4:00p Access to information

Bluejeans conference dial-in
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Use Meeting ID 455 249 678

Please refer to here [“State of Open Gov – Thematic Strawmen”] for guiding questions and propositions for each session and see the FAQ document here. If you have any additional questions please contact us at

I can’t make it but I want to participate

If you cannot make the consultations, we welcome your inputs at the same address and are looking to have public discussions on each of the sections in writing in the coming weeks. We hope you will take this opportunity to help shape the thinking of the partnership on these policy areas. We look forward the conversations!

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