The open government partnership a global view

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Presentation held by Mr. Andrew Stott
(UK Transparency Board, formerly Director, data.gov.uk & UK Deputy GCIO) within the final consultations held at Chisinau about the Open Government Partnership on March 12th 2012.

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The open government partnership a global view

  1. 1. The Open Government Partnership:A Global View Andrew Stott UK Transparency Board formerly Director, data.gov.uk @dirdigeng Chisinau, Moldova [1b] andrew.stott@dirdigeng.com 12 Mar 2012
  2. 2. The Open Government Partnership is aglobal effort to make governments better New multilateral initiative Launched 20 September 2011 Seeks concrete commitments ‒ from governments ‒ to strengthen governance. 8 founding governments : Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, UK, USA 43 more governments have joined More planning to do so
  3. 3. Open Government PrinciplesAll OGP commitments should reflect 4 core open government principles:- Transparency Citizen Participation Accountability Technology and Innovation
  4. 4. Open Government “GrandChallenges”All OGP commitments should be structured around a set of 5 “grand challenges”:- Improving Public Services Increasing Public Integrity More Effectively Managing Public Resources Creating Safer Communities Increasing Corporate Accountability Year 1 plans should cover at least one
  5. 5. Engaging Civil SocietyDevelop Action plans with the active engagementof citizens and civil society: Undertake OGP awareness raising activities Consult widely and seek out a diverse range of views Use online and in-person meetings Ensure regular ongoing consultation on implementation
  6. 6. Flexibility in what a country does Countries can select the grand challenge(s) which most relate to their unique country contexts. Concrete commitment can include:  existing efforts  new steps to complete on-going reforms  action in an entirely new area “No action plan or specific commitments will be forced on any country”
  7. 7. When the Action Plan is finished Lodge with OGP Secretariat Adoption at Brasilia meeting April 2012 (if ready) Annual Progress Report by Government Annual Independent Assessment  written by well-respected local experts  common OGP questionnaire  evidence from stakeholder interviews  peer review by international experts
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