The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is an international initiative that seeks to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, enhance
citizen's participation, promote accountability and adopt new technologies to enhance good governance.
Within the framework of promoting state-civil society
collaboration the OGP is governed by a Global Steering Committee comprising representatives of government and civil society organizations.
The formal launch of the OGP took place September 20, 2011,when the eight founding governments Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, South Africa,
United Kingdom and the United States endorsed an Open Government Declaration and announced their country action plans.
One of the major benefits of OGP is to improve service delivery and make Governments more responsible and accountable to their citizens.
Members of the Open Government Partnership are commited to;
- Increase the availability of information about governmental activities.
- Support civic participation.
- Implement the highest standards of professional integrity throughout our administrations.
- Increase access to new technologies for openness and accountability.