OGP Steering Committee

Georgia, Germany, and Indonesia Elected to Lead the Open Government Partnership

May 9, 2019 The governments of Germany, Georgia, and Indonesia have been elected by their peers to three year terms on the leadership body of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). OGP has led the charge for open governance and citizen-centered democracy since its launch in 2011, promoting cooperation and collaboration between governments and civil society to create policy for the people, by the people. "I welcome the election of Germany, Georgia, and Indonesia to the OGP Steering...

OGP Steering Committee - Tbilisi Resolution

Resolution Approved by the Steering Committee on 17 July 2018 We, members of the OGP Steering Committee, renew our commitment to the principles and values of the Open Government Partnership, as outlined in the Open Government Declaration and the Paris Declaration, We will, together with all Open Government Partnership members, continue to increase the quantity of truly transformative open government reforms, and to deepen the collaboration between government and civil society, We...

Civil Society Steering Committee 2018 Call for Nominations

Are you a civil society leader committed to strengthening how governments work for their citizens? Join the OGP Steering Committee!Civil Society Steering Committee Mandate & Selection paperMore about the OGP Steering CommitteeThe Open Government Partnership is made up of thousands of reformers inside and outside of government who believe in more open and responsive democracies that put citizens first. This made 2017 a particularly tough year. According to independent watchdog Freedom House...

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...

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