Uncategorised 19th September 2018

Join international discussion for State of Open Government Report.

by Peter Timmins

The (international) Open Government Partnership invites participation in 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 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.

Note US EDT is 14 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time-9am, 10am and 11 am on 19 September are, 11 pm, 12 midnight and 1am AEST.

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

 Dial in

Bluejeans conference dial-in

Join online


Join by phone


Use Meeting ID

455 249 678


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 research@opengovpartnership.org.

If you cannot make the consultations, the OGP Support Unit welcomes inputs at the same address and are looking to have public discussions on each of the sections in writing in the coming weeks.