Action Plan

First German National Action Plan for more Transparency and Open Government

Berlin 16.08.2017 - The German federal government adopted its first Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan (NAP) today. With the NAP, the federal government takes important steps to strengthen citizen participation. The 15 commitments in the NAP  will provide new ways to increase transparency, open innovation and enhance the effectiveness of governments and administrations. The Working Group Open Government Partnership, an open group of civil society...

Linida Story, When Villagers Open Up Local Government

Linida, as beautiful it may sound is not somebody’s name, nor a government project. It is a story of people engagement in negotiating their demands to shape the development agenda and improve public services in Batang district, Central Java, Indonesia. Considering most public services are provided by local government after decentralization, open government commitments considered by many will fail to reach the majority of citizens if only implemented at the national level. Then came an...

Webinar: Drafting Stronger Action Plans

Speakers Abhinav Bahl, OGP Peer Exchange and Learning Joseph Foti, Program Manager, Independent Reporting Mechanism Maya Forstater, Opengovguide.com Manager, Transparency and Accountability Initiative) Description Over the next few months 46 countries will develop new OGP action plans. As governments work together with civil society to draft new commitments, the Support Unit is organizing a series of webinars to provide participants with the learning resources to help develop strong action...

Webinar: Getting Consultation and Action Plan Co-creation Right

  Speakers Paul Maassen, OGP Civil Society Coordinator Simon Burall, Director, Involve Emmanuel Kuyole, Revenue Watch, Africa regional Coordinator Description One of the aims of Open Government Partnership (OGP) is to strengthen the relationship between citizens, society and government. This is why OGP member countries commit to developing their country action plans through a multi-stakeholder process, with the active engagement of citizens and civil society.  Experience shows that an open...

Webinar: Co-creación de Plan de Acción y Consultas en el marco de AGA

Expositores Emilene Martínez, Coordinadora Regional  de Sociedad Civil para América Latina de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto.  Maikol Porras, Coordinador de Gobierno Abierto en Costa Rica Eduardo Bohórquez, Director Ejecutivo, Transparencia Mexicana   Descripción Uno de los objetivos de la Alianza por el Gobierno Abierto (AGA) es fortalecer la relación entre los ciudadanos, la sociedad y el gobierno. Por este motivo los países miembros de AGA se comprometen a desarrollar sus propios...

64% of CSOs ‘more positive’ about OGP’s potential to deliver change

The OGP Summit 2013 kicks of with the Civil Society Day. We asked the civil society community what they think of OGP today. Two key numbers to start with: 64% of the respondents are more positive today than 12 months ago about the potential of OGP to deliver change; 59% says that the process of developing the 1st Action Plan helped increase the trust and cooperation between civil society and government. Those are numbers to be proud of. The 76 respondents answered the 40-question-survey or...

Does privatizing government services require FOIA reform to sustain open government?

Tap.jpg I read an editorial on “open government” in the United Kingdom by Nick Cohen today, in which he argues that Prime Minister David Cameron is taking “Britain from daylight into darkness. Cohen connects privatization to the rise of corporate secrecy and warns of a risk to investigative journalism in the UK posed by expensive law suits from litigious corporations, leading to a negative spiral a more government services are privatized and become less...

First Year of OGP Implementation in Ukraine: Success or Failure?

Ukraine has fulfilled only 55 percent of the OGP commitments after a year of the initiative’s implementation in the country – shows the research conducted by a coalition of experts headed by Transparency International Ukraine. A year has passed since the OGP started to be implemented in Ukraine, but not much has really changed. The initiative has been considered as something fancy and innovative, so to be in trend and to keep abreast with the whole world Ukrainian authorities decided to join...

Open Government Partnership Annual Summit – Call for Proposals

  In just over 3 months around 1000 reformers from government, civil society and the private sector will gather in London for the OGP Annual Summit. The programme will build on core elements of what the OGP is all about: ambitious and innovative commitments on open government, and reinventing the relationship between the citizen and the state. We want the OGP Annual Summit to bring together leaders, decision-makers, thinkers and doers from across the OGP’s participating countries and beyond...

Latin America and the Open Government Partnership [INFOGRAPHIC]

With more than 500 million people or 86 per cent of Latin America’s total population residing in OGP participating countries already, Latin America is becoming a world leader in open government, with rich experiences to share both within and beyond the region. In the infographic (below) we take a look at some of the open government commitments countries in the region have made. On the 10th and 11th January 2013, Chile hosts an OGP Regional Outreach Meeting, bringing together civil society...

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