The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multistakeholder initiative focused on improving government
transparency, accountability and responsiveness to citizens. OGP brings together government and civil society champions of reform who recognize that governments are much more likely to be effective and credible if they open their doors to public input and oversight.
In just three years since OGP’s launch, its membership has grown from 8 to 64 countries, with hundreds of civil society organizations participating in the OGP process at the country-level. OGP countries represent one third of the world’s population and have made more than 1,000 open government reform commitments. In their first year as OGP members, five countries passed new or improved Freedom
of Information legislation, four undertook reforms to improve transparency in public expenditure, two enacted political finance reforms, and three developed new initiatives to strengthen corporate accountability.
Nature of documentation: Policy/Strategy papers