OGP Steering Committee meeting

OGP Steering Committee Agrees New Response Policy

One of the most significant decisions taken by the OGP Steering Committee at their September 24th meeting in New York was to adopt a new policy to deal with concerns raised about civic space in participating countries. This has been debated for several months in the Steering Committee, and will now be implemented. The policy is titled “Upholding the Values and Principles of OGP, as articulated in the Open Government Declaration” and it has two tightly defined objectives: a)     Assist a...

Challenges for Open Government implementation in Mexico

Tomorrow Mexico will become lead Co-chair of the Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The concept of Open Government has gained worldwide importance. This concept combines transparency, access to information, and citizen participation principles, policies and actions oriented to increase government openness and collaboration with civil society in order to attain collective benefits. I am talking about a new organizational culture that produces positive effects and...