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Open Government Partnership:
Global Dialogue on the Preparation of the National Action Plans

Date and Time  February 28, 2012, 09:00 – 11:30AM (EST/Washington D.C time or get your time)

World Bank J Building, Room JB1-075
701 18th Street, NW Washington, DC 20006

Brazil-Brasilia - Moldova-Chisinau - UK-London - Macedonia-Skopje

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Macedonia and Moldova are among 52 countries pursuing Open Government (e.g. platforms for greater transparency, accountability and citizen engagement, mechanisms for monitoring service quality, open data) and pro-innovation policy actions in order to facilitate public sector reform and foster innovation and competitiveness of the country. This is illustrated by these countries’ recent commitments to join the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and their decision to develop National Open Government Action Plans by March 2012. 

As part of the World Bank supported knowledge exchange on Open Government, this workshop aims to provide a core group of policy makers from Macedonia and Moldova and other countries with relevant and timely input based on experiences of leading countries, such as Brazil, the United Kingdom and USA - enabling them to develop a bold but focused Action Plan to submit to the OGP at the April meeting in Brazil as well as to strengthen their ability to enable public sector reform, improve competitiveness and drive open innovation.

The workshop will focus on:

  • (a) how to organize the process of OGP Action Plan preparation;
  • (b) what commitments can be included in the OGP Action Plans;
  • (c) what role does civil society have in the OGP Action Plan preparation and how they could use the OGP to promote democratic governance;
  • (d) what is the experience of other countries in engaging with civil society in context of promoting the open government agenda and ”incentivizing” them to be more proactive;
  • (e) why most countries are focusing on open data as part of their OGP action plans.

The target audience includes policymakers, key officials from the government agencies, representatives of civil society, businesses and academic community involved in development of OGP National Action Plans in Macedonia and Moldova and other countries.


09:00-09:10 - Welcoming Remarks

09:10-09:30 - Update on the status and process of OGP Action Plan preparations from Macedonia and Moldova 

09:30-09:40 - Comments from the OGP Steering Committee and Networking Mechanism

  • Caroline Mauldin, Special Assistant to Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, & Human Rights at U.S. Department of State

9:40-10:10 - The UK Experience

10:10-10:40 - The US Experience

10:40-11:10 - The Brazil Experience

11:10-11:30 - Open Discussion and Closing remarks

This program is supported by South-South Experience Exchange Trust Fund and Open Development Technology Alliance.

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