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Open Government Partnership

The Open Government Partnership brings together government reformers and civil society leaders to create action plans that make governments more inclusive, responsive and accountable. Since 2011, 79 OGP participating countries and 20 local governments have made over 3,100 commitments to make their governments more open and accountable.

The OGP is directed by a rotating steering committee to advance the practice of multi-stakeholder engagement. From October 2018 to September 2019, the lead OGP Co-Chairs are the Government of Canada and Nathaniel Heller, Executive Vice President of Integrated Strategies at Results for Development (R4D). The Co-Chairs identified inclusion, participation and impact as their joint priorities. Learn more about the co-vision (PDF).


Government of Canada

Canada has been a member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) since 2012. During this time Canada has focused on raising the bar for openness and transparency.

Key accomplishments on open government:

  • Completed three national actions plans and is currently working on the fourth.
  • Reported quarterly updates on the Open Government Results Tracker regarding the Government of Canada’s progress on their open government commitments.
  • Released open data through Canada’s open government portal canada.ca for 60+ federal departments and agencies.
  • Was recognized as a global leader in open data, ranking first alongside the United Kingdom in the 2018 Open Data Barometer.
  • Developed a learning hub, including a Do-it-yourself Open Data Toolkit which brings together training materials, best practices, tools, and resources to provide a step-by-step guide for governments on how to develop and launch an open data initiative.
  • Planned, opened, or completed over 440 public consultations since 2015 on a wide range of issues, including poverty reduction, climate change, and national defence.

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