Open Government Partnership – Updates

NEW on the #OGP blog | Civil Society Coordinator Newsletter for March 2013. (…) … #opengov #civilsociety

Consultation now open to gather views on @opengovpart UK action plan – have your say here: #opengov

What’s next for the Open Government Partnership in Europe? (…) #ogp

U.S. has fulfilled 24/26 commitments made in its Open Government Partnership action plan — @OpenGov: (…) … #opengov

While the White House encouraged agencies to consult with outside stakeholders before, during and after the creation of 2.0 plans, the civil society team only met with half a dozen agencies out of the 40 updating their Open Government Plans.

OGP Proposes Guide for Independent Evaluators #ogpaction

The first eight countries up for reporting will be Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States. “Research will begin in earnest in April with publication in September. The 38 countries submitting their action plan reports in April of 2012 will begin the IRM process later this year,” according to the OGP posting.

The Open Gov Partnership is hosting a webinar on citizen engagement on law making. Register here: @Opengovpart

How to create a multi-stakeholder #OGP action plan #Ukraine case study – @UNDP @UNDPgov @opengovpart

Countries will formally join OGP at a high-level meeting in London April 22-24 2013, when new participating governments endorse the OGP Declaration and deliver their country action plans. The high-level meeting will be followed by an additional meeting in late October 2013, the 2nd Annual High-Level Conference of the Open Government Partnership, in which governments, civil society organizations, private sector and other stakeholders gather for a lively exchange on open government practices and experiences.

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Countries that will officially endorse the declaration April 24, 2013 and are in the process of developing commitments:

  • Argentina
  • Costa Rica
  • Finland
  • Ghana
  • Hungary
  • Liberia
  • Lithuania
  • Mongolia
  • Panama
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Trinidad and Tobago

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I was interested to note that the Russian OGP plan calls out an expert platform, much like the US OGP Action Plan: http://xn--e1aajfpcds8ay4h.xn--80abeamcuufxbhgound0h9cl.xn--p1ai/en/materials/


Development of a system for expert discussion of effectiveness of development and implementation of socially and economically important decisions, taken by the Government of the Russian Federation, government authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and local government bodies.

Creation of a system for information disclosure about drafts of legislative acts under development and the results of their public discussion.