Working Groups

Ireland's first steps into the OGP

Dublin.JPG As Ireland takes its first steps towards joining the Open Government Partnership, civil society has shown a strong appetite for more openness and accountability in government. A total of 62 proposals for inclusion in Ireland’s first OGP Action Plan have been put forward by citizens and civil society representatives who took part in consultations which concluded last month. [September] These consultations were coordinated by Transparency...

WEBINAR: INTRODUCING THE FISCAL OPENNESS WORKING GROUP

Speakers Otavio Castro Neves, Office of the Comptroller General, Brazil Dr. Sanjeev Khagram, Innovations for Scaling Impact     Webinar Description This webinar aims to further the understanding of fiscal transparency issues and activities in the context of the Open Government Partnership. The session will introduce the work of the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT), the concept of OGP Working Groups, and the framework for the OGP-GIFT Fiscal Openness Working Group (FOWG)....

WEBINAR: INTRODUCING THE LEGISLATIVE OPENNESS WORKING GROUP

Presenters:  Juan Pablo Olmedo, Bicameral Commission on Transparency of the Congress of Chile Scott Hubli, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) Dan Swislow, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)     Webinar Description As countries continue to implement their Action Plans and develop new commitments, there has been an increasing interest in exploring commitments that open the legislative process within the executive and legislative...

Requirements

Once a country joins OGP, it must meet the following requirements:   1. Co-create OGP national action plan with civil society Each participating country must develop an OGP National Action Plan (NAP) through a multi-stakeholder, open, and participatory process. The action plan contains concrete and measurable commitments undertaken by the participating government to drive innovative reforms in the areas of transparency, accountability, and citizen engagement.   More detailed action plan...

London Summit 2013

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 incredible opportunity for the open government movement to consolidate and build momentum, to reflect on what is working and what is not, and to inspire all participants to return...

Webinar: OGP Access to Information Working Group

The Open Government Partnership and the World Bank Institute are pleased to announce a webinar to introduce the OGP Access to Information Working Group on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM EST. We hope you can join us. Please see the details below. REGISTER for the webinar here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dF9xWngxMTFMWFJrV0hpcVAtdXFSMmc6MA Date...

Join the OGP Webinar to Introduce the Legislative Openness Working Group

The Open Government Partnership, National Democratic Institute, and the Congress of Chile are pleased to announce a webinar to introduce the Legislative Openness Working Group on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 9:00 am EST. We hope you can join us. Please see the details below. REGISTER for this webinar here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEx1Z3Z1WndTRVVGeUY1WTNlcnNCR0E6MA   Date...

UK: Cooperation, openness, participation, transparency and trust are the tenets of open policy-making

In the months leading up to the global launch of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in September 2011, the UK government, like other founding members, was engaged in a process of designing the OGP – what it should look like and how it would be structured. ‘The initiative was still taking shape; we didn’t know what it meant to work with civil society and they didn’t know what it meant to work with government,’ explains Ilaria Miller of the UK Cabinet Office Transparency Team. To demonstrate...

SHARING GOOD OPEN GOVERNMENT IDEAS: A NEW EXPERIMENT

The Open Government Partnership has 60 participating countries, and the demand for open and accountable government continues to build around the world.  After a period of rapid growth, we’ve decided as an initiative to double down on delivery.  In other words, we need to make sure that OGP countries are setting ambitious targets and following through on their commitments. For us, this means a couple of things.  First of all, quite literally, we are shifting OGP from a 1-year to a 2-year...

Webinar to introduce the OGP Fiscal Openness Working Group

The Open Government Partnership and the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency is pleased to announce a webinar to introduce the OGP Fiscal Openness Working Group on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 8:00 am EST. We hope you can join us. Please see the details below. Register for this webinar here. Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Time: 8:00 - 9:30 AM EST This webinar aims to further the understanding of fiscal transparency issues and activities in the context of the Open Government Partnership. The...

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