Public Consultations for the State of Open Government Report

The global Open Government Partnership (OGP) are excited to invite the open government community and general public to consultations for the State of Open Government Report, OGP’s first flagship report. These consultations are your chance to be heard about priority policy areas within OGP.

Conversations will take place on September 19, 20, 24 and 25. Below is a schedule of topics to be discussed during the consultations along with dial-in details. See below for a brief summary of the report and links to “strawmen” propositions and questions for discussion for each session, the most recent concept note and FAQs.

Time (US EDT) Wednesday Sep 19
9:00am – 10:00am  Civic space: Freedom of assembly
10:00am – 11:00am  Civic space: Freedom of association
11:00am – 12:00pm  Civic space: Defending activists and journalists


Time (US EDT) Thursday Sep 20
9:00am – 10:00am  Anti-corruption: Beneficial ownership
10:00am – 11:00am  Anti-corruption: Open contracts
11:00am – 12:00pm  Open policy-making: Lobbying and open regulations


Time (US EDT) Monday Sep 24
10:00am – 11:00am  Fiscal openness: Budgets, revenue, spending
11:00am – 12:00pm  Open justice
12:00pm – 1:00pm  Public services: Education


Time (US EDT) Tuesday Sep 25
9:00am – 10:00am  Public services: Water and sanitation
10:00am – 11:00am  Public services: Health
11:00am – 12:00pm  Access to information

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Please refer to here [“State of Open Gov – Thematic Strawmen”] for guiding questions and propositions for each session.

About the State of Open Government Report

The State of Open Government Report will synthesize OGP’s data and findings into one flagship publication to provide thought leadership to the partnership, provide state-of-play analysis on frontier areas of open government, and provide comparative snapshots on all OGP countries.

The report aims to raise OGP’s visibility, provide thought leadership on global trends and specific policies, and to improve incentives for individual countries.

The report will cover three areas:

  1. OGP in the context of global trends
  2. Frontier themes in open government
  3. Country-by-country reporting

The State of Open Government [“DiscussionDraft”] lays out the current (September 2018) concepts for the overall report as well as concepts for each of the above three parts of the report. Each of the three sections contains key information, major sources of information, and a mock-up of what the section might look like. Annex A explains how major themes or policy areas will be represented in the report (across each of the three parts of the document) and Annex B explains the data model that will be used for cross-country analysis.

The core of the publication (including both digital and print assets) is scheduled for publication in 2019. Future “modules” covering new policy areas will be rolled out across the remainder of the year. There is a current commitment to carry out two of these reports by the end of 2020.

Please see the FAQ document here. If you have any additional questions please contact us at [email protected].

If you cannot make the consultations, we welcome your inputs at the same address and are looking to have public discussions on each of the sections in writing in the coming weeks.

Best regards,

Joe Foti and the State of Open Government Team

Chief Research Officer

Open Government Partnership