Launched in 2011, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multilateral initiative which currently brings together 69 member states, NGOs and representatives from civil society in a collegial governance.
At the global level, OGP is committed to promoting the principles of open and transparent government through civic consultation and participation, reinforcing public integrity and the fight against corruption, and increasing access to new technologies to foster democracy, promote innovation and stimulate progress. Since the OGP’s creation, participating countries have made over 2,000 commitments to make their governments more open and accountable.
As a forum for sharing best practices, OGP provides a unique platform that brings together, stimulates and expands the community of state reformers worldwide.
France will serve as Lead Chair on the OGP steering committee from October 2016 with Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the World Resources Institute. As such, France will host the OGP Global Summit at the end of the year. Representatives from governments, academia, civil society and international organizations will gather to share their experiences and best practices and push forward the open government global agenda in light of the great challenges of the modern world. Jean-Vincent Placé, Minister of State for State Reform and Simplification, is the French government representative to the OGP.
The OGP Global Summit 2016 will take place in Paris, France on December 7, 8 and 9. The agenda for the Global Summit will be based on an open call for proposals from the entire open government community. The final agenda will be announced in September.