Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multilateral initiative that aims to promote good governance across the world by harnessing new technologies. Open government means exercising official authority honestly, transparently and in partnership with citizens.
The countries that have joined the Open Government Partnership have made a commitment to adhere to the principles of open governance and to deliver a National Action Plan with concrete open government reform commitments developed with public consultation. The development and implementation of the Action Plan is monitored, both nationally and internationally, within the Open Government Partnership.
The main purpose for joining the OGP is to direct the attention of public administration and society as a whole to the quality of government, and to learn from and share each other’s experiences.
The new government that took office in March 2014 has stressed the need to make Estonia’s government more open. The coalition’s Action Plan entrusts the coordination of the OGP to the Government Office.
Estonia joined the Open Government Partnership in 2012. To date, 69 countries have signed up to the Open Government Partnership.
The implementation of Open Government Partnership Action Plan is coordinated by a board.
The task of the coordinating board is to monitor and coordinate the implementation of the Action Plan, make recommendations concerning the activities and decision-making relating to the Partnership. It also evaluates the implementation of the action plan and contributes widespread coverage of the aims and activities of Estonian Open Government Partnership.
The work of the Board is organised by the Strategy Unit of Government Office.