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OGP & the Republic of Armenia

The International community recently came up with an initiative to promote transparency and accountability of governments around the world: the Open Government Partnership. Countries that decide to join the partnership have to accept certain rules and adopt an action plan that will include commitments in line with OGP values to address principal challenge areas. The governments are expected to take on both new commitments and commitments that are part of their on-going programs and activities...

Albanian CSOs got the “OGP message”. Did the Government?

Tirana_View_from_Sky_Tower_4.JPG Around this time two years ago the Government of Albania finalized the draft Action Plan outlining 30 OGP commitments. Most of them aimed at improving access to information, accountability, and use of technology and information for transparency and accountability. Earlier this year, the IRM progress report 2011/2013 for Albania found that the Government had substantially or fully implemented 16 out of 30 commitments, with...

Three Cohort 2 Countries Will Not Receive IRM Reports

The Open Government Partnership’s Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) is in the process of publishing 35 progress reports on the group of countries that joined OGP at the Brasilia Summit in 2012 - known as Cohort 2. IRM progress reports are designed to assess implementation of National Action Plan commitments, provide feedback on public consultation and engagement with civil society, and make recommendations to improve the following National Action Plan.     Three countries from this group...

Independent Reporting Mechanism raw data released for public comment

magnifying glass_IRM image (1)_0.jpg The Open Government Partnership’s Independent Reporting Mechanism recently released Public Comment Versions of the Progress Reports from the 8 founding countries of OGP. It is now pleased to release a Public Comment Version of the raw data on the commitments for these drafts. The file is available for download as an Excel file or can be accessed via Google Drive. Please find the Data Guide here.   The data is taken...

Langkah Maju Menuju Reformasi Tata Kelola

1280px-Jakarta_Panorama.jpg Laporan IRM OGP Indonesia untuk mendapatkan komentar publik telah diterbitkan. Sebagai negara yang sedang bertumbuh (emerging country), Indonesia menaruh rencana aksi yang cukup ambisius, meski hanya 5 dari action plan yang selesai sesuai kerangka waktu, dengan 7 lainnya sedang berjalan. Keambisiusan rencana aksi OGP Indonesia terlihat dari cakupan rencana aksi yang cukup luas: kemiskinan, pelayanan dasar pendidikan, kesehatan,...

Step Forward to Governance Reform

1280px-Jakarta_Panorama.jpg Indonesia’s OGP IRM report to obtain public comments has been publishing. As an emerging country, Indonesia drafted a pretty ambitious action plan, although only 5 of 12 actions were completed within the time frame, while the other 7 commitments are on the progress. The ambitious actions covered a broad range of sectors, including poverty, public services on subsidies of education and health, budget transparency, reform on policy...

Comments on the USA IRM Report

The release of the IRM Progress Report for the United States is very timely – but not necessarily for good reasons.  Civil society is, at the moment, pretty much in the dark about the US Plan to be presented in London.  We had a very good start this summer; civil society created a Model National Action Plan (in May –July of this year) and gave it to the White House in late July. It was well-received and the process described by the officials was promising. Between work inside the government on...

IRM releases United States report for public comment

Capitol_Building_3.jpg The Open Government Partnership’s Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) has launched its eighth progress reports for public comment; this one is on the United States and can be found below. IRM progress reports are carried out by an independent researcher under the guidance of an International Experts' Panel. The IRM is grateful to the contribution by Elaine Kamarck, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, who prepared an early...

IRM releases Indonesia report for public comment

Jakarta_Skyline_Part_2.jpg The Open Government Partnership’s Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) has launched its seventh of eight progress reports for public comment; this one is on Indonesia and can be found below. IRM progress reports are carried out by an independent researcher under the guidance of an International Experts' Panel. In Indonesia, Chitra Retna S. of Article 33 Indonesia authored the report. The researcher carried out a consultative...

IRM releases Mexico report for public comment

Cabo San Lucas Rocks 700.jpg The Open Government Partnership’s Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) has launched its sixth of eight reports; this one is on Mexico and can be found below. IRM progress reports are carried out by an independent researcher under the guidance of an International Experts' Panel. In Mexico, Paulina Gutiérrez and Almudena Ocejo of the Centro de Contraloría Social y Estudios de la Construcción Democrática authored the report. The IRM...

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