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An initiative to build the democracy of the 21st century

An initiative to build the democracy of the 21st century

Published on December 9, 2016
The 4th Global Summit of the Open Government Partnership (December 7-9) brings together representatives of more than 70 governments engaged with civil society to enhance transparency and the power of citizens.

It was created five years ago by eight governments: Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States). It now has 70 member States, and others are preparing to join.

It seeks in particular to:

  • promoting transparency of public activities and open governance;
  • improving citizen participation in the drafting of public policies;
  • strengthening public integrity and combating corruption, including through the use of new technologies and digital systems.

The OGP currently has 70 member countries, as well as NGOs and civil society representatives. It allows State reformers from around the world to discuss their experience and best practices and to coordinate their activities.

At national level, it contributes in each member country to fueling debate between government and civil society, through the drafting of “national action plans” that seek to modernize public action and promote transparency and citizen participation.

Follow the Summit live here.

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