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Introducing the Government Point of Contact Manual 3.0

Version en español »   It is my distinct pleasure to present to the OGP community the Government Points of Contact (POC) Manual 3.0 (Spanish). This is the third iteration of the guidance materials for government officials that the Support Unit has developed since 2014.  Every year, we have issued a slightly revised version of the Manual with more information and updated guidance based on best practices and decisions made by the Steering Committee. Drafting the 2017 version of...

What steps to increase fiscal transparency and participation should OGP countries take in their next Action Plans?

This blog originally appeared on the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT) website.  This post is the first in a short series that GIFT ran to provide ideas for countries preparing their next Action Plans. Two further blogs looked at how well countries have implemented their OGP commitments on fiscal transparency, and how transparent and participatory budgets and budget processes currently are in OGP countries. The posts draw on a series of GIFT papers, ‘Fiscal Transparency in Open...

We Can't Co-Create Without Women

One of four sisters, I have had the great privilege to grow up in a family of impressive women—an experience that has made me certain of two things. First, tapping into the limitless potential of women is beneficial to society as a whole. Second, issues that affect the day-to-day lives of women are largely overlooked when we speak of “man’s” (referring to both men and/or humankind) problems. My mother, armed as she is with all of the rights afforded by her United State citizenship, shared...

Announcing OGP's Open Climate Working Group, Co-Chaired by World Resources Institute and the Government of France

In the spirit of the Open Government Partnership’s (OGP) co-creation week, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Government of France are pleased to announce the launch of the Open Climate Working Group (OCWG), which will support OGP members and civil society in implementing climate policies more effectively and equitably through open government. The Paris Agreement recognizes that strengthening transparency, accountability, and public participation not only enables countries to accelerate...

OGP Participation & Co-creation Standards

1. Introduction Civic participation is a core component of open government, and an essential element of the national OGP cycle. The OGP Articles of Governance state that ‘OGP participants commit to developing their country action plans through a multi stakeholder process, with the active engagement of citizens and civil society’.   En Español » En Français » Download: OGP Participation & Co-creation Standards Estándares de Participación y Cocreación...

The Year Ahead for OGP

2016 was an extraordinarily rich year for OGP.  We celebrated 41 new national OGP action plans, expanded to our first group of subnational participants, had rich regional meetings in Cape Town, Montevideo and Manila, celebrated our 5th anniversary at UNGA, and hosted a major Global Summit, where OGP’s geopolitical role became more prominent than ever in light of dramatic global events.  At the same time, we conducted a major Mid-Term Review and Steering Committee-endorsed Strategic Refresh...

Paris Declaration: 20 Collective Actions to Accelerate Open Government

The Global Summit in Paris mobilized civil society and governments around concrete deliverables The fourth Open Government Partnership Global Summit took place in Paris in December 2016. This unique multilateral event brought together a dozen Heads of State, hundreds of civil society organizations and 4000 delegates from 140 countries, gathered to collectively design the future of democracy. During the Summit, 300 events let open government actors from around the world share their vision and...

London 2013 OGP Global Summit

Please note that this page is no longer being maintained, and many links may be broken.  Files may be found in the event document archive. Open Government Partnership Annual Summit (Overview)   Over 1,000 delegates from over 60 countries will come together in London from 31 October to 1 November 2013 for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Annual Summit.   Two years since the Open Government Partnership was formed, the London Summit presents an...

2014 Americas Regional Meeting / Reunión Regional de las Américas

The governments and civil society of Costa Rica and Mexico are pleased to announce that the Open Government Partnership Regional Meeting for the Americas will take place in San José, Costa Rica on 18-19 November 2014 preceded by a Civil Society Day (unconference), which will take place on November 17. The Open Government Partnership currently includes 17 participant countries from the Americas region that are committed to making open government reforms in close coordination with civil society...

Global open parliament community prepares for a productive 2017

This post originally appeared on the NDI - DemocracyWorks and OpeningParliament blogs. Since its launch in 2011, many have urged the Open Government Partnership (OGP) to expand beyond narrow definitions of the term “government.” Legislators, mayors, and others argued that OGP’s transformational potential was tied in part to its ability to accommodate different branches and levels of government -- not only the executive, as is the case in many member countries. A truly open government includes...

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