Working Groups

Update on OGP's New Strategic Thematic Partnerships Model

In the first six years of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), government and civil society reformers have helped advance new open government norms that improve public services, reduce corruption, and make government more efficient. For example, by 2017, 23 countries and four sub-national governments had committed to open up their public contracting processes, 61 had open data reforms, 65 were opening up their budgets, 15 are advancing beneficial ownership transparency, and 61 are...

Argentina Creates Its Third National Action Plan

As a result of the efforts surrounding the Open Government National Strategy, which aims to transform the business-as-usual public administration models and the relationship between the State and the citizenry, Argentina presented its third Open Government National Action Plan (2017-2019). We aim to achieve transparency, participation, and accountability in public policy design and service delivery by leveraging the principles of open data, participation, and accountability.The third Action...

Promoting Paris in Zagreb

OGP Steering Committee members Sandra Pernar (Croatian government) and Helen Darbishire (Access Info Europe), were in action last week (10-12 July 2017) meeting with government officials in four ministries, as well as independent agencies, and civil society to promote strong action plan commitments and signature of the collective actions in the Paris Declaration. Here they give a flavour of the meetings. “It’s really hard to have put a lot of effort into publishing a citizens’ budget 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...

Turkey made inactive in the Open Government Partnership

*** For Immediate Release *** New York City, September 21, 2016 - The Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership today resolved that Turkey will be regretfully designated as inactive in OGP, having failed to deliver a National Action Plan since 2014 . It is the first time that OGP has placed a country in inactive status for acting contrary to OGP process for two consecutive action plan cycles. The decision follows a resolution approved unanimously by the...

#CAFDO2017: The first Francophone African Conference on Open Data and Open Government

This blog was adapted and translated from a post originally appearing on the Etalab website. Because the free use of public data and the principles of open government are key to inclusive and sustainable social and economic development, Francophone African countries are working together to promote open data and open government across the continent. The first ever Francophone African Conference on Open Data and Open Government (CAFDO) brought together representatives from 22 French-...

OGP in the News - Week of June 5, 2017

A series providing a round-up of media attention received by Open Government Partnership throughout the world. Want to receive OGP in the News directly in your email inbox every Monday morning? Subscribe here. This week’s OGP press coverage ran the gamut of countries and themes, from e-government in Latin America, to open data in Burkina Faso, and a surge of local-level participatory budgeting in France. The new president of Mexico’s National Institute for Access to Information...

Representatives of the Open Government Partnership Visit Baku, Azerbaijan, May 2017

On May 22 - 23, 2017, members of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Steering Committee and the Support Unit, will travel to Baku, Azerbaijan as part of OGP’s Response Policy process. The OGP Steering Committee decided to make Azerbaijan inactive on May 4, 2016 due to unresolved constraints on the operating environment for Non-Governmental Organizations. (The investigation was originally triggered by a letter of complaint sent in March, 2015, by three civil society organizations.)  It...

Representatives of the Open Government Partnership Visit Baku, Azerbaijan, May 2017

On May 22 - 23, 2017, members of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Steering Committee and the Support Unit, will travel to Baku, Azerbaijan as part of OGP’s Response Policy process. The OGP Steering Committee decided to make Azerbaijan inactive on May 4, 2016 due to unresolved constraints on the operating environment for Non-Governmental Organizations. (The investigation was originally triggered by a letter of complaint sent in March, 2015, by three civil society...

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