Press Release

European Open Government Leaders' Forum

This press release was produced by the Government of Italy and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Open Government Partnership. The European Open Government Leaders' Forum, an international meeting on participation and transparency, will take place in Milan on 5 February. Minister Marianna Madia will attend the event, together with other European Ministers and Kakha Kaladze, mayor of Tbilisi. Italy will host the first European Open Government Leaders' Forum, a structured debate...

Georgia advances on several open government initiatives, but needs to commit to a more ambitious reform agenda as Chair of the Open Government Partnership

January 23, Tbilisi, Georgia The Independent Reporting Mechanism report assessing the implementation of Georgia’s third OGP action plan (2016-2017) notes that while the country has made progress in several aspects of the open government agenda, the government needs to leverage its year as lead co-chair of the partnership to deliver more transformative reforms that scale up practices to improve citizen engagement and public accountability across all levels of government. Georgia’s action...

Se realiza en Argentina el Encuentro Regional para las Américas de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto

In English »Es la primera vez que el país será sede del evento de Open Government Partnership, que se realiza en el marco de una semana de conferencias y debates sobre gobierno abierto de la que participarán representantes de 18 países de América y del resto del mundo. Buenos Aires, 15 de noviembre de 2017. - Desde el 17 al 23 de noviembre se realiza en Buenos Aires la Semana de Gobierno Abierto, una iniciativa de Open Government Partnership - la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto - que...

Americas Regional Meeting of the Open Government Partnership is held in Argentina

En Español »It is the first time that the country will host the Open Government Partnership event, which takes place during a week of conferences and debates on open government, in which representatives from 18 participating countries from the Americas and representatives from many others will participate.Buenos Aires, November 14, 2017 - From the 17th to the 23rd of November Open Government Week, will take place in Buenos Aires, bringing together national, provincial, and municipal government...

Press release: Signal for open government

First National Action Plan is an important step for open government Today, the Federal Government adopted the first National Action Plan (NAP) prepared by the Federal Minister of the Interior, Dr Thomas de Maizière, in the framework of Germany’s participation in the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Federal Minister de Maizière explained:  "The state of Western democracies is much discussed these days. Critics complain about the balance and quality of political discourse. I say:...

Open Government Partnership Welcomes Stephanie Bluma and Kate Lasso

Washington DC, July 17, 2017  -  Open Government Partnership (OGP) is pleased to announce the addition of Stephanie Bluma as Chief Communications and Campaigns Officer, and Kate Lasso as Chief Financial and Operations Officer. Stephanie Bluma most recently served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Appointed by former President Barack Obama, she oversaw the full re-organization of the Public Affairs Bureau and...

Montenegro Designated as Inactive in the Open Government Partnership

Washington, D.C, June 29, 2017 - The Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) decided, by consensus, that Montenegro will regretfully be made inactive in OGP after having acted contrary to OGP processes for three consecutive action plan cycles, and failing to deliver a National Action Plan since November 2014. The Steering Committee welcomed the high-level commitment of the government of Montenegro to re-engage with the Open Government Partnership, as...

Azerbaijan to Maintain its Inactive Status in the Open Government Partnership

Washington, D.C, June 29, 2017 - The Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership today resolved that Azerbaijan will maintain its inactive status in OGP, due to unresolved constraints on the operating environment for Non-Governmental Organizations. The response policy was triggered in March 2015 when concerns were raised by three civil society organizations - Publish What You Pay, Civicus and Article 19 - about difficulties faced by civil society in Azerbaijan. After carrying out...

Open Government Partnership Welcomes Giorgi Kldiashvili to its Steering Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 27th, 2017 - The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is proud to welcome Giorgi Kldiashvili, a founding member and director of Georgia’s Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), as one of two new civil society Steering Committee members, alongside Tur-Od Lkhagvajav, co-founder and President of Transparency International Mongolia. The Steering Committee, co-chaired by the Government of France and Manish Bapna of the World Resources Institute, is composed...

Open Government Partnership presenta a Sanjay Pradhan como su nuevo Director Ejecutivo

Want to read this blog in English? Washington, DC. 10 de mayo de 2016: Open Government Partnership (OGP) se complace en dar la bienvenida a Sanjay Pradhan como su nuevo Director Ejecutivo. Sanjay llega en un momento clave, pues se acerca el quinto aniversario de OGP en la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas en septiembre de 2016. “En los primeros cinco años ha habido un crecimiento impresionante en la cantidad de países que se han unido a la alianza y que han establecido miles...

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