Working Groups

Countries and OGP Partners Detail Their Pledge to Support Peers

A significant benefit to joining OGP is being connected with a network of allies with valuable experiences in working toward a common objective of a more open government. In advance of the OGP High-Level Event at the United Nations on September 24th 2014, all OGP participating countries and a collection of OGP partners, including civil society organizations, were asked to make a pledge to build a more active peer exchange and support activities with other OGP counties. A total of 32 countries,...

Outcome Statement of the OGP High-Level Event: Citizen Action, Government Responsiveness

September 24, 2014 New York  Today the Open Government Partnership celebrated its three-year anniversary. Since its launch in 2011, OGP has grown from eight to 65 participating countries, and from a handful of founding civil society leaders to hundreds of organizations engaged in OGP around the world.  OGP countries have made over 2,000 open government reform commitments as part of 87 national action plans.  OGP’s rapid growth demonstrates that there is strong demand for more open...

OGP Legislative Openness Working Group Announces Global Legislative Openness Week (GLOW), September 15-25, 2014

On every continent, parliaments are working together with civil society to ensure that legislative information and processes are open to the citizens those parliaments represent. And some of the most innovative digital governance and monitoring tools are being built around parliamentary data. This September, the co-chairs of the Legislative Openness Working Group of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) will celebrate these collaborations and encourage additional OGP commitments by launching a...

Strengthening OGP Action Plans through Collaboration

During the last five months, as part of the Direct Country Support Program, the Support Unit has focused on the large number of countries that are developing their first or second National Action Plans. We have managed to stay in close contact with representatives from most of these countries, and have advised them on a wide array of subjects like: National Action Plan structure, consultation process requirements and options, using IRM recommendations and getting support from other actors like...

Preparing for OGP Steering Committee meeting- Bali

At the beginning of next week Indonesia will host the first OGP Steering Committee Meeting of 2014. This ministerial level meeting will take place on the days before the Asia Pacific Regional Meeting and has a packed agenda. What should you be watching and where can you find the key documentation? The Support Unit will upload the final agenda and supportive documents here and my take on the core issues below. The agenda is very much built around learning from the OGP experience so far and...

Together for OGP

Macedonia.jpg “Two years ago I was in this alone and now it’s seventy of us” – said the national coordinator for OGP in Macedonia, Irena Bojadzievska, in her opening speech for the second public consultative meeting for the action plan for OGP (2014-2016). The Government of Macedonia has committed itself to the objectives of the Open Government Partnership in the beginning of 2012 and prepared the first action plan by April the same year. In this short period...

OGP in 2014

After a burst of activity around the time of the London Summit, I’m afraid it has been way too long since I’ve posted on the OGP blog. I now have a good excuse to check in.  Today we are publishing OGP’s 2013 Annual Report on our website.  There are a lot of details to read, which we hope you will find informative…perhaps even interesting.  But in case you’re short on time, let me summarize my own list of 2013 highlights here: Under the impressive leadership of the UK -- and thanks to...

Moving Forward: Announcing the OGP Working Group Workplans

The Open Government Partnership Working Groups have been very busy since their launch at the OGP Summit in London last October. Each group has been reaching out to government and civil society participants to build a network of reformers and technical experts. They have also been hard at work developing workplans to connect open government experts and accelerate peer learning across the Open Government Partnership. The workplans outline in practical terms the peer learning and exchange...

New Direct Country Support Program from the OGP Support Unit

My name is Alonso Cerdán and I recently joined the OGP Support Unit as Program Manager for Direct Country Support. I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and talk a little bit about the work that I will be doing. One of the things that makes OGP unique is its approach to bringing about the desired changes. While other initiatives --like the anticorruption conventions-- focus on getting their member countries to comply with a series of established rules; OGP has a more flexible...

OGP in 2013

After a burst of activity around the time of the London Summit, I’m afraid it has been way too long since I’ve posted on the OGP blog. I now have a good excuse to check in.  Today we are publishing OGP’s 2013 Annual Report on our website.  There are a lot of details to read, which we hope you will find informative…perhaps even interesting.  But in case you’re short on time, let me summarize my own list of 2013 highlights here: Under the impressive leadership of the UK -- and thanks to...

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