OGP Steering Committee

Laying the Foundation for the Next Five Years: A Recap of the June Steering Committee Meeting

Earlier this year, civil society members of the OGP Steering Committee (SC) put forth an ambitious set of goals we wanted to accomplish together as a Partnership, building on the direction of OGP’s new strategic plan. We identified key challenges that we needed to make progress on to ensure that OGP continues to serve as a home for reformers, both in government and civil society, to drive change that tangibly improves the lives of citizens. Six months in is a good time to review progress....

Public Call for Ideas to Strengthen OGP's Eligibility Criteria

As you may have seen in the recently published minutes from the June working-level Steering Committee meeting, the Steering Committee has endorsed adding a small number of additional eligibility criteria (to be possibly framed as an “OGP core values” check) to the requirements for countries newly joining the Partnership. This has been a priority for many of us for some time, as the current criteria are imperfect and have resulted in countries joining OGP where there is misalignment between OGP’...

Announcing New Members of the OGP Steering Committee

We just completed an exceedingly important search for two new civil society members to join their fellow governments and civil society colleagues on the OGP Steering Committee (SC). The timing of these appointments could not be more opportune.  As I had outlined in my blog post after the civil society Steering Committee members met in March, this is the year that we bring the strategic refresh to life, to ensure that OGP makes an impact on the lives of people by enabling ambitious open...

Twelve Governments Competing to Lead the Open Government Partnership

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 21, 2017 - Governments from around the world have submitted applications to help lead the global movement for open governance as Open Government Partnership (OGP) Steering Committee members. OGP is a positive global movement for openness and deeper democracy, and a countervailing force against the rise in populism, closing of civic space and distrust in government. Countries that applied to leadership...

Twelve Governments Competing to Lead the Open Government Partnership

  ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***   WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 21, 2017 - Governments from around the world have submitted applications to help lead the global movement for open governance as Open Government Partnership (OGP) Steering Committee members. OGP is a positive global movement for openness and deeper democracy, and a countervailing force against the rise in populism, closing of civic space and distrust in government....

Call for Nominations for the OGP Steering Committee

Are you a civil society leader committed to strengthening how governments work for their citizens? Join the OGP Steering Committee! 2016 was a big year for OGP. The Partnership completed five years, grew to over 70 countries, and brought its diverse community together for the fourth OGP Global Summit, the biggest OGP Summit to date. It was also the year where the Partnership sought to set a sharper focus and a more ambitious agenda for the road ahead, building on the strong foundation laid in...

OGP Steering Committee approves legislative engagement policy

Last week, the OGP Steering Committee formally approved a new parliamentary engagement policy, which more clearly outlines rules for parliamentary participation in the initiative and recognizes the value of legislative engagement in open government reform efforts. A draft version of the policy, which was approved pending minor technical changes to the language, can be seen in the Steering Committee meeting pre-packet. Approval of the parliamentary engagement strategy marks a significant step...

The May 2016 OGP Steering Committee Meeting

The OGP Steering Committee will be meeting in Cape Town on 3-4 May. The agenda and papers for that meeting have been published here. Among other discussions there are a couple of decisions that need to be made on who the new co-chairs of OGP will be and on what OGP should do about governments being reviewed by the Steering Committee's Criteria and Standards subcommittee because they are acting contrary to OGP processes, or under the Response Policy. Steering Committee members will also have the...

Co-Presidentes da Sociedade Civil da OGP Apelam à Presidente Rousseff que Proteja a CGU

Want to read this statement in English? Como Co-Presidentes da Sociedade Civil da Parceria para o Governo Aberto (Open Government Partnership – OGP), expressamos profunda preocupação com as notícias de que o futuro da Controladoria-Geral da União (CGU) está em risco. A CGU foi um dos membros fundadores da Parceria, presidiu a OGP no biênio 2011-2012 e continua desempenhando um papel de liderança como membro do Comitê Diretor da OGP. Durante o seu período de funcionamento, a CGU promoveu...

OGP Civil Society Co-Chairs Call on President Rousseff to Protect CGU

Queres lêr isto em português?    "As civil society co-chairs of the Open Government Partnership, we are deeply concerned about reports that the future of the Office of the Comptroller General (CGU) in Brazil is at risk. CGU was a founding member of the Partnership, serving as its Chair from to 2011-2012, and continuing to play a leadership role as a Steering Committee member. During their tenure, CGU has advanced critical gains in transparency and accountability, including creating the...

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