This presentation will be focused on the Open Government Partnership initiative by Caroline Mauldin, of the U.S Department of State and Juan Pardinas, General Director of the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness, civil society representative for Mexico at OGP Steering Committee. Nathaniel Heller, Executive Director of Global Integrity will serve as discussant.
The OGP (http://www.opengovpartnership.org), launched on September 2011 under the leadership of the eight founding countries, is a multilateral, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to enhance transparency, participation and collaboration between governments and civil society. Since its launching, membership has increased to over 50 countries.
In this BBL speakers will present an overview of the OGP. They will address questions such as why is OGP an opportunity for countries? What have been recent developments and challenges related to OGP? What is the value added that civil society brings to OGP work and what is its role in the process? among other issues.