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The Open Government initiative Partnership

15 october 2021

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The Open Government Partnership is an initiative created in 2011 whose main purpose is to promote the open government focusing on ensuring that governments achieve commitments to promote transparency and exploit new technologies to strengthen governance.

Originally, the Open Government Partnership (Opens in new window) or OGP (alliance of Open Government, in english) was created by eight countries (brazil, mexico, Indonesia, norway, philippines, usa, south africa and United Kingdom), although currently 70 member states and many non-governmental organizations (Opens in new window) . All of them join forces to deal with five major challenges, which should be structured the commitments taken:

  1. Improving public service
  2. Increased public integrity
  3. Effective management of public resources
  4. Creation of safer communities
  5. Increase of corporate responsibility

The role of the data in the OGP

The open data are crucial for achieving open government (Opens in new window) . It should be recalled that the government opened is based on three pillars: transparency, participation and collaboration. The opening of public information drives the pillar of the transparency by facilitating access to information and monitoring of public policies, such as participation and collaboration. The opening of data and reuse allow civil society, enterprises and organizations can work more easily jointly, as well as creating new products and services.

In this context, it is not surprising that the alliance of Open Government to push forward with open data in two areas:

  • On the one hand, it advocates that countries that are members of the alliance reach undertakings open data in their national action plans, generally speaking, but also in Specific areas. For example, 2021 promotes expand open database (Opens in new window) to make the difference in wages between men and women as well as promote the opening of health data, something very defendant during a pandemic of COVID-19.
  • On the other, the very OGP facilitates access to the enormous amount of data collected through different databases available in various formats Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0) (Opens in new window) . Its objective was to ensure that governments, civil society, academics and journalists to use this information to conduct research, analysis or reports.

The databases of Open Government Partnership

The types of databases (Opens in new window) this initiative puts at the disposal of their community include:

  1. OGP commitments

    • Includes information on the content and development of all commitments made by the OGP from 2011. This data, which are updated daily, come from the plans of action and of OGP Mechanism Independent Reports (MRI), which provides independent reports and made map based on evidence in order to monitor the efforts of the participating organizations.
    • Formats: Road Google (Opens in new window) , xls (Excel) (Opens in new window) and csv (Opens in new window) .
  2. OGP processes

    • Contains information on how the members of the alliance of Open Government adhere to the processes and rules of the OGP, derived also of the reports of the Mri. Includes data on levels of public influence in the development of action plans or the existence of online repositories, among others.
    • Formats: Road Google (Opens in new window) , xls (Excel) (Opens in new window) and csv. (Opens in new window)
  3. Open government

    • This repository provides data on the implementation of the members of the OGP in 14 areas of open government, such as anti-corruption academy, civic space and opening the prosecutor. The data upwards of 50 indicators 10 producers of data, in addition to including implications of action for each member of the alliance.
    • Formats: Road Google (Opens in new window) , xls (Excel) (Opens in new window) and csv. (Opens in new window)
  4. Guide of data

    • These definitions relating to the indicators included in the databases of Commitments, processes and open government. The definitions are revised and updated annually, to include any variable that might arise.
    • Formats: Road Google (Opens in new window) , xls (Excel) (Opens in new window) .
  5. Scores of eligibility

  • Open government